Celebrating those we have lost this holiday: How to include all loved ones, living and passed
During the holiday, there is a lot of attention put towards gift giving as we honor those we love and appreciate. For those of us who have lost someone this year, whether loved one or friend, we can also celebrate the gift we have had by them being in our lives.
I know someone who honored those in his family who fought in the Vietnam war by putting together a beautiful mantel display of photos, memorabilia, and plants. This is a wonderful idea. Another thought is to create a tree ornament such as gingerbread cookies in the shape or shapes that reminds you of that person. Perhaps a home, or a basketball or an animal. There are cookie cutters of all shapes and sizes.
How about creating a centerpiece that includes items that remind you of special times shared together? For my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary I made individual centerpieces for the tables that had a theme reflecting their history together.
Being creative fills us with joy and celebrating our loved ones is truly the reason for the season as we are thankful for their lasting impact and legacy on our lives. It can become a tradition that is done each year, making, or creating or arranging something that honors those we have lost.
They want us to be happy and they will be right by our side as we embrace ideas to keep their spirit alive and a part of the holiday season.
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