5 Ways to Remember a Loved One on Thanksgiving Day

By: Danny Amoruccio
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thanksgiving festivities are joyous, with food, family and sharing quality time with those you love. But for many, it’s also a time to remember their loved one who is no more with them to partake in the festivities.

While the manner in which people memorialize their departed loved ones differ, the spirit behind cherishing the memories is the same. It is to feel their presence and to say that wherever they are, they are still a part of you. Here are 5 ways to remember a loved one Thanksgiving Day.

Donate To A Charity

Your departed loved one might have supported a charitable cause. You can keep the person’s memory alive by making a donation to or volunteering for their favorite charity. It’s one of the most humanitarian ways of continuing your loved one’s contribution.

Keep Up A Family Tradition

Most families are proud of family traditions that are carried forward for generations. Thanksgiving is a time to practice traditions the departed soul left behind.

Visit A Relative or Friend

If you have relatives who were close with your departed loved one and miss the person as much as you do, visit them on Thanksgiving Day. This is a nice way to share memories and remember the deceased person.

Serve Their Favourite Food

Pay tribute to your loved one by cooking a dish using their recipe. It’s a great way to show that you loved their culinary skills.

Memorial Flowers

Nothing is more pleasing than filling your home with the beauty and the fragrance of flowers that reignite memories of the dear departed soul. You can place vases filled with flowers that the deceased person particularly liked on the dinner table or in the room you'll be gathering in. Even include a photo of your loved one by the flowers for an extra special touch.

Have you already thought of ways you'll incorporate your loved one into your holiday celebration? Share in the comments, we'd love to hear your ideas.

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