5 Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After A Death

By: Ian Elliott
Monday, April 15, 2019

Traditional holidays are always fun and exciting for family and friends. They include food, entertainment and more. However, it is not the case when you lose a loved one.

Yet some traditions can be maintained and evolve over time by adding new traditions after the passing of a family member. This is a great way to memorialize the departed soul. Here is a list of new holiday traditions that you can host in the memory of a loved one:

1. Favorite Desserts

A holiday dinner isn’t complete without dessert. Include the favorite dessert of your loved one in your spread, or the one that he/she loved cooking or serving.

2. A Musical Tribute Will Be An Excellent Choice

Playing a few selected songs after dinner that your loved one enjoyed listening to, is a great way to feel the presence of the person. Music never dies and neither do the memories associated with it.

3. Support A Person Who Needs Company

You could also create a new tradition by inviting someone who has lost a loved one and has no one to spend the holidays with.

4. Give to the Less Fortunate or to Charity

If the departed loved children, give out gifts to less forunate kids during the holidays. It is a silent way to celebrate your loved one’s memory year after year. Another thing you can do is donate in their memory to a charity they held dear and supported.

5. A Remembrance Tree

This is another way to memorialize a person. Buy a remembrance tree and add new ornaments to it each year.

Being creative in new holiday traditions is important. This keeps the memory of the departed person alive. Spend time with your family and friends and remember all the good times that you have had together.

If you have any questions about helping yourself heal from loss, or our services, just contact us or give us a call (604) 888-9895. We at Arbutus Funeral Service will be happy to help.

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