The holidays are just around the corner. If you have a loved one who passed away, celebrating the season would feel different, as we were used to spending the holidays with them.
While it can be a little tough for some, remembering a lost loved one during the holidays can help ease the grief you’re experiencing. Here are some ways to bring back the splendid memories of our dearly departed during these times.
Do you still have the old VHS or VCD player around? Gather the family and watch videos of past parties, vacations, or any other events in the house. Most likely, you’ll end up telling funny stories, reminiscing, and laughing as you see your departed loved ones on the screen.
Do they love roast turkey with cranberry sauce? How about the classic Christmas ham? Having their favorite holiday dishes for your Christmas dinner is definitely a fantastic (and tummy-filling) way to honor them this season.
Display their old photos in the living room. Perhaps a relative, upon seeing one of them, may recall their backstory. You might learn some interesting or funny trivia that you have never heard yet.
Buy something you know that would have thrilled them. You can then give it to a relative or friend who can make good use of it. It would be nice to donate it to charity, too.
Memorial items for loved ones such as portraits and cremation keepsakes can be incorporated into holiday decorations. For instance, you can hang the cremation beads and old photos of the departed on the Christmas tree.
The season of giving brings you the ideal opportunity to donate the old belongings of your late loved ones. Their old coats and other winter clothing would make for practical tribute gifts to the less fortunate.
They certainly have some go-to places for unwinding or clearing their head. You probably used to go with them there, too. Take a trip down memory lane and pay their favorite places a visit.
Remembering a lost loved one during the holidays may evoke sadness, but it doesn’t always have to be. They certainly created great memories for you to hold on to and be happy about.
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