5 Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After Death

By: Danny Amoruccio
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Holiday traditions are an important part of family celebrations. They foster a better relationship between members, get children into the festive spirit, and can help create a sense of togetherness. Unfortunately, rituals can also be a force of pain if you have recently gone through a tragedy. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we believe that creating new holiday traditions after death is a helpful way to overcome grief. Here are some suggestions that can help:

1. Volunteer

Volunteering at charitable organizations is the most fulfilling experience you can have during the holiday season. You can share the festive spirit with less fortunate members of society and aid a good cause.

2. Cook Meals Together

Cooking meals together can be an especially helpful activity for grieving children. It fosters a sense of unity and family, giving them the stability they need after experiencing loss. Children also feel better when they are actively contributing to the family celebrations in some way.

3. Take A Drive

If the house feels a little too empty after the loss of a loved one, take a drive to the deceased individual's favorite beach or park. That can help you remember pleasant memories and ensure you don't feel too alone.

4. Burn a Candle

Many candle manufacturers offer customized candles. You can buy something with the deceased's name or favorite fragrance. Light the candle during holiday dinners or parties to keep a loved one's memory alive.

5. Special Meals

Make a special meal like the deceased family member's favorite dessert or savory dish. You can even set an empty plate for them as a way to honor their memory.

If you want to know more or need to book a service, just give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call at (203) 222-8646 or contact us through our online form.

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