5 Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After A Death

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, November 14, 2019

When a loved one passes away, it brings many changes in your life.  These changes are even more evident during special occasions such as holidays. Since the person is no longer with you, the loss that you feel can be very difficult to deal with.  The memories keep haunting you, and you think of all the traditions that you shared with them during the holidays.

  • Those traditions had meaning only when the person was alive, and you may feel that you do not want to continue with them any longer.  You can always create new holiday traditions after the death of a loved one.  Here are some ways in which you can do it:
     
  • You should try something new; it’s an excellent way to keep grief at bay for a short while.
     
  • Try to involve yourself in some charitable work or do community service.  When you bring joy and cheer to others, it also helps uplift your spirits during the holiday season.
     
  • It is very common for people to cook special meals and dishes during the holidays.  If your loved one had a specific recipe or item that they liked, make it a point to prepare that and add it to the dinner table during the festivities.
     
  • You can also go and meet any older relatives that may be staying at assisted living facilities.  When you bring joy to them and give them some companionship, it also makes you feel a little more peaceful inside.
     
  • You also have the option to organize a family reunion.  You and your family members can spend some time together, and reminisce about your loved one.
     
  • If you like, you can also visit your loved ones grave and place flowers or any other memorabilia there.

If you want information about our services here at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call 318-640-1375 today.

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