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The Who Am I? Scrapbook

By Lynn Lancaster Gorges

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The basic materials needed are:

  • 3 ring notebook or photo album
  • Plastic sheet protectors to slide the sheets into if using a notebook
  • Black felt tip pen if writing by hand
  • Photographs
  • Adhesives – glue stick, etc.
  • Paper

Optional Supplies

  • Recycled greeting cards
  • Newspaper clipping (copy)
  • Scrap book art supplies
  • Certificates (copy)
  • Colorful markers

Note: If you use a computer, make sure the font is rather large and easy to read. Keep the written text brief. Put together the book so that the reader can scan it and get lots of information from it. Use lots of pictures if possible. The basic set up of the book can vary, but always have a front cover that will celebrate the honoree’s life. The title page should include a picture of the honoree, and the person’s name. Then write a note at the bottom inviting caregivers and visitors to view the book. You can even put a title on it—WHO AM I?, THIS IS MY LIFE, A BIOGRAPHY OF ______.

Now get out the supplies and let the fun begin!!! I promise that all who help make this wonderful informative book will have a great time creating a biography of their loved one’s life. And the finished product will guarantee many hours of enjoyment for all who read it. Most of all, the honoree will love the attention it will focus on him or her. In the future, it will become a treasured family heirloom!


Lynn has been one of many caregivers for her mother for the past 14 years. Lynn’s mother is a survivor of several strokes and a head injury. Lynn has learned a great deal about the needs of people with physical limitations while her mother has been in rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. She found the idea of a scrapbook to be an invaluable tool when her mother went to a nursing home and wasn’t able to speak.

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