Memory Making Family Christmas Traditions To Start The Year

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, December 5, 2019

It is never easy to deal with the loss of a family member. The holiday season aggravates the grief that you feel, and you miss the person even more than you did.  This is because there are always certain traditions you and they must have followed and enjoyed.

Since you do not have them by your side to continue with those traditions, the grief, and sorrow that you feel become unbearable at times.  One of the best ways to overcome this situation is to create memories and Christmas traditions to start the New Year on a better note:

  • While you may feel that the traditions you shared with your loved one do not hold any meaning since they are no longer with you, this isn't the case. You should try to keep some of those traditions alive in honor of that person.
     
  • Donate to charity, especially one that day supported.
     
  • You can do some community service or even help the needy during the holiday time.
     
  • If you have any older relatives that you have neglected, spend some time with them. It will bring joy into their lives and help you feel a little better, as well.
     
  • Although you may not be in a party mood, you can always organize a small get-together with all the people that were close to your loved one. It's an excellent way to reminisce about the person and think about the good times that you all spent together.

These are just some of the ways to create Christmas traditions to start the New Year. If you want information about our services here at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call at 318-640-1375 today.

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