Special Ways To Remember A Loved One During The Holiday Season

By: Tom Gallagher
Friday, December 16, 2022

Loved ones play a significant role in and shape every component of our lives. Humans are social creatures who form strong bonds with one another and suffer greatly when those bonds are lost. For this reason, the holiday season is a particularly difficult time for those who experience this kind of pain, as it is traditionally a time of joyous gatherings with loved ones.

Our experience at Thomas Gallagher Funeral Home has shown us that funerals and other traditions tend to bring up painful memories in people who have experienced the death of a loved one. The following are some suggestions to remember a loved one over the holiday season:

Different Ways To Remember A Loved One During The Holiday Season

The holidays can be particularly difficult for those who are still grieving the loss of a loved one. This is how we can celebrate our loved ones and heal from the loss during the holiday season:

1. Avoid Rushing Through The Grieving Process

You should allow the grieving process to move at its own pace. Some people can get over their grief in a matter of months, while others require more time. There is no wrong way to grieve as long as you or those around you are safe. Relax and skip the festivities if you're not in the holiday spirit. Most people in your inner circle will understand if you need some alone time and will provide it if you decide to take a break.

2. Create New Experiences

During the holiday season, memories of happy times spent with a deceased loved one could be a major source of distress. It can be extremely difficult to continue with the same celebratory rituals and get-togethers after the death of a loved one. Making new memories is also a great way to let go of old ones. You can take a break from your regular routine and go exploring during the holidays. If you are unable to spend time with family, try to spend it with friends who are not related to the deceased. This will help you create wonderful new memories.

3. Make Your Own New Holiday Customs

When celebrating holidays with your loved ones, consider starting new traditions that will help you remember a loved one more positively. You can do things like finish an item on their bucket list, make a charitable contribution in their memory or revisit activities you once shared with them that they loved. Establishing new holiday traditions to honor their memory can help ease the pain of your loss.

Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home can be reached by this contact form or on call at (318)640-1375 if you have any questions about our funeral services or special ways to remember a loved one during the holiday season.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Can I Scatter Cremated Remains On My Own Property?

Many people turn to Greenwich CT Funeral Homes, like Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, for pre-planning or cremation services. When a family decides to cremate a loved one, one of their primary con...

Where Can I Scatter Cremated Remains?

One of the most common concerns expressed by families that cremate a loved one is what they will do with the ashes. Scattering cremated remains in a meaningful site is a common practice, although i...

Do I Have To Use A Burial Vault For Burial?

Many people who have lost a loved one choose to have their ashes interred. While families plan and organize everything else, we at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home have found that many people do no...

Is Live Streaming The Future Of Funeral Services?

We can now use modern communication mediums in a variety of ways. While children are attending school online, parents can work from home too. This gives us time and allows us to communicate with lo...

Coping With The Loss Of A Stillborn Birth Or SDS Child

The loss of a stillborn child or experiencing a stillbirth is a traumatic and devastating experience. In the coming days, weeks, and months, you could experience an overwhelming sense of shock...

How Can I Find Out About The Price Of Low Cost Funerals?

A common misconception about funerals is that the higher the price tag, the more cherished the deceased were by their loved ones in life. However, this isn’t the case. Low cost funerals could ...

Memorial Service Ideas For Families Who Choose Cremation In CT

If your family has opted for cremation in CT for a recently deceased family member, there are a variety of memorial service alternatives available. A memorial service is a ceremony held in memory o...

What Is Funeral Crowdfunding? | Fairfield Funeral Home

In America, passing away is a highly costly process. Funerals are likewise. You might not be aware of the full extent of how pricey they can be unless you've personally experienced the loss of a lo...

Information About Green Burials

We've come to expect certain things at a funeral in the United States, such as an elegant casket, many flowers, the deceased being embalmed, and other such rituals. But how important are those extr...

How Long Does It Take To Receive The Ashes After Cremation?

The cremation process depends on several factors, so the time needed to obtain ashes following cremation varies. How long, though, until the family receives the ashes after cremation? The cremation...