Coping with Grief Over the Holidays

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The annual holidays can be a very tough time if you have lost a loved one. Memories of happy times and bonding tend to surface during the holiday season. This may become a stronger reminder of your loss. When you see other people enjoying the festivities, it becomes even more painful to deal with those memories.

Negative thoughts crowd your mind and you have to look for support and plan activities that can help you cope with your emotions of grief, and sorrow. Here are some ways to cope with your grief during the holidays.

Visit The Gravesite

Visiting the gravesite is like meeting the deceased in a silent way. In that serene environment you experience the presence of the loved one. When you beautify the gravesite by laying a wreath or flowers, your senses will feel the peace and healing touch. A calmer you will return home ready to be present at the festivities.

A Memory Table

When memories swell it is better to express them and a memory table will do that. Bring out favorite things, books etc. that the departed person treasured. Arrange them beautifully on a table so visitors can see them easily. Ask visitors to contribute some memorable things. The very idea of remembering the departed in this way will help you recover from the grief.

A New Tradition

Holidays are a time for following family traditions. But when in grief you may feel like doing away with some tradition that is painful. You can always create a new tradition in memory of your loved one. It could be anything that expresses your fondness for the departed like cooking a favorite dish, playing a new song, designing a memory tree.

The holidays are symbolic of bringing in joy and sharing and your participation can positively impact your moods and dissipate grief. Do you have any tips for coping with grief during the holiday season? Tell us in the comments below.

If you want to know more about our funeral services, call us at (203) 348-0443, or reach out through our contact us form. Our caring staff at Nutmeg State Cremation Society is here to help in any way we can.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

Today, many people are opting for cremations rather than burials and there are a number of reasons for this. While the trend is catching on, many people still don’t know much about cremations and h...

The Importance Of Personalizing A Funeral/Memorial Service

The idea of death as an event to be remembered is replacing the fear factor associated with it. This is increasingly encouraging people to give a thought to personalization -to the type of funeral ...

Digital Life After Death - What You Need to Know

It is common in today’s Internet of Things for your personal life to be closely intertwined with social media accounts, websites, digital conversations, online bank accounts, and online payments an...

Remembering the Departed At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time that we spend with family and friends. Can this time of year be complete without remembering a loved one who is no longer with us? Someone you love may have passed away ...

Choosing an Urn

Welcome to the Nutmeg State Cremation Society. We offer the best rates for cremation services in Stamford and Fairfield County, Connecticut. We have started out on a mission to make ...

Making Healthy Choices While Grieving

When grieving the loss of a family member or any other loved one, it isn’t uncommon for people to struggle with maintaining their regular eating patterns. This is the time when you need to make var...

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cremation Provider

Choosing a cremation provider can be quite a big decision. Before you commit to a specific provider, it’s important that you ask the right kind of questions, to ensure that the dear departed soul w...

Visiting a Dying Loved One

It isn’t easy to deal with the fact that a loved one is close to death. Not only does this make you feel very sad, but the feeling of helplessness can be extremely overwhelming too. Sometimes we fi...

Should I Pre-pay for My Funeral?

Most people don’t really take into account that it would be a good idea to pre-plan their funeral. Some people even find it quite uncomfortable to plan their funeral and make arrangements to pay fo...

Technology and Your Grief Journey

Technology is a very important aspect of the world as we know it today. It has also made its way into how people memorialize departed souls and deal with their grief. We at Nutmeg State Cremation S...