Managing Grief During the Festive Season

By: Ian Elliott
Thursday, December 16, 2021

The festive season is a time for fun, food, and celebrating with your friends, family, or close relatives. However, this changes when you're coping with the death of a loved one. Chances are, you're struggling with grief and find it challenging to engage in traditions that were part of the holidays and time spent with family.

Ways To Manage Grief During The Holidays

Although parting with your loved one will bring you grief, you need to realize the memories you shared are invaluable and will stay with you forever. Consider channelizing them to cope with your grief. The experts at Arbutus Funeral Service have put together some information on containing your grief.

  • Decorate The Gravesite – By beautifying the person’s gravesite, you express your love for the person. Placing a wreath around the gravestone will comfort you and help calm your mind. You will instantly notice some form of relief, and the grief will slowly recede.
     
  • Memorial Gifts – Giving a gift in the memory of your loved one can provide you with a great deal of satisfaction, in turn, helping you cope with your sorrow better. Consider giving away a few valuables that belonged to your loved ones. You can also design gifts based on what the person enjoyed. Your grief may take the back seat while you keep yourself engaged.
     
  • Be In The Company Of Friends – Spend quality time with your friends to cope with depression. While you may want to spend some time alone after the passing of your loved one, being in the company of some close friends can help you get over negative thoughts and keep your emotions in check during the holiday season.

These are some simple ways to manage grief during the holiday season. Find out what works best for you to calm you down during this time. For information on our customized funeral services, feel free to call Arbutus Funeral Service, and our funeral director will help you preplan a service if you need one.

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