Remembering Your Loved Ones Over The Holidays
The holiday season is a time to be spent with friends and loved ones. For families dealing with the loss of a loved one, the holidays are typically a very hard time for them. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are three of the top holidays, amongst many others, that all fall this time of year. Every individual copes differently, however, there are several different ways to remember your loved ones of the holidays.
Displaying pictures in places that holiday visitors are able to see is a great way to remember your loved ones over the holidays. A picture will lead to a memory, and before you know it you and your guests will be reminiscing on all the good memories you have of your loved one. If most of your photographs are in digital form there are many different programs that allow you to compile the pictures all in one place and make different products such as albums or slideshows to music.
Make A Memory Book
Another great way to remember your loved one during the holiday season is to write down memories. A memory book can be created during a holiday dinner or party. Any type of scrapbook or notebook can be used. To create the memory book simply pass the book around at a holiday gathering and have everyone write down their cherished memories of the loved one. This can be a a very comforting item to go back and look over when you are feeling down.
Donate To A Cause
There is no better way to pay it forward during the holidays and remember your loved one also than to donate to a cause in your loved one’s name. This serves as a good cause while being a remembrance also. There is a wide array of charities that accept donations during the holiday season including food charities and gift charities.
During Christmas, a great way to remember your loved one is to select a special Christmas card and write a message to your loved one in it. This can be sealed then opened on Christmas day and read aloud as a remembrance to your loved one.
Watch Old Home Videos
Watching old home videos may make you emotional, but hearing and seeing your loved one on the TV screen can also be comforting. This is also another time that will bring out telling stories about your loved one and happy memories.
During the holiday season it is important to remember your loved one. Even if it brings grief, and each individual will cope differently, there are ways that will also bring about happy memories. Whether it is displaying pictures, watching old home videos or giving a gift for a cause in your loved one’s memory, these are all g