|Erin Brodbeck, LCSW, CT,|
Director of Grief Services,
Sunset Funeral Home
Many things change after someone dies, including traditions during the holidays. But, one thing families can do is add a new tradition to their list by honoring the life of their loved one. That way their memory stays alive, and they are always a part of the celebrations.
Here are a few ways the families you serve can honor their loved ones during the holiday season:
- Lighting a candle
- Leaving an empty place at the table
- Decorating a tree with ornaments that tell the story of their life
- Purchasing a present for them and give it away to someone in need
- Placing holiday themed decorations or grave blankets on their resting place
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