I recently was asked the question of how to honor your loved one during the holiday season.
This list is not exhaustive, and are just a few ideas of ways to feel like you are paying homage to your loved one.
Toast your loved one before a holiday meal.
Cook one of your loved one’s favorite dishes.
Light a candle to represent your loved one during the holiday season and keep it lit during special times.
Donate to a charity your loved one was a part of or participate in an activity that charity has going on this holiday season.
Make a memory jar where people can place special memories they have with your loved one.
Frame photos of you and your loved one during the holidays that you can put on a special table or on a special spot.
Create a thankfulness table-cloth, where you can write on the tablecloth things you were and are grateful about your loved one.
Create a memory ornament, commemorating your loved one.
Find a memorial service, or event during the holiday season to take a moment to publically acknowledge your loved one.
Find spaces, and ways to say your loved ones name out loud.
Allow for self-care.