How to Create a Memorial Collage Board

Published: December 26, 2022
by Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service
cremation services in Jackson, TN

Memorial services are a common service to hold after cremation services in Jackson, TN. And although they typically run the same way, there are many elements that can be customized for your lost loved one. From the colors and flowers used to the décor, these elements can help showcase your loved one’s life and personality.

What better way to do that than with images? Making a memorial collage for the service is a wonderful way for guests to see what your loved one was all about. Photos can be of them with friends, them taking part in a favorite hobby, or silly candid pictures of them showing their personality. The good news is that you don’t have to be overly creative to create a memorial collage. Simply follow the steps below to get started.

1. Gather the Images

gathering photos

The first thing you will want to do is gather any and all images you wish to use. These images can be digital ones from phones of friends and family as well as physical photographs from old photo albums and such.

2. Have Digital Images Printed

digital images printed

With the digital age we live in, most likely most of your images will be digital. Take your images and send them to a source to be printed. Shutterfly is a reputable and easy to use service as well as more local drug and grocery stores.

3. Gather Your Supplies

gathering materials

Most collage boards are made with a heavy foam core or other heavyweight paper. You will want to use something that is sturdy enough to stand up and be displayed where and how you want. You will also need to make sure you have things like scissors, tape, and glue. You may decide to add things such as stickers, designs you draw with markers, stamps or other embellishments.

4. Decide on the Design

choosing a design

Once you have all of your supplies, you will need to decide how you would like the board to look. Do you want to keep it in a squire or rectangle shape or something more unique such as a start, heart, or cross? Cut the board into the shape you want.

5. Get Creative

be creative

Now it is time to decorate the board. Using the photographs as well as any embellishments, create the board however you wish. You might like to have a board that looks a little more organized with the photos all starting and neat side by side. Perhaps you want something a little more chaotic. You could then arrange the photographs at different angles and rotations from one another. There is no right or wrong here, simply do what you like, and what you feel reflects your loved one.

This board will serve as a wonderful tribute to your loved one after their cremation services in Jackson, TN. Having this collage board at their memorial will provide guests a fun display to look at and remember your loved one. They may even learn a little more about their life, passions, and personality through the pictures. After the memorial, this board will make a lovely keepsake for you and your family throughout the years.

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