Meaningful Ways to Remember Loved Ones During the Holidays

Published in Hospice Author: Carris Health

~ Decorate the grave with a special wreath designed by family

~ Share stories and pictures from the past with family and friends

~ Light a special candle

~ Give to a charity or special cause in memory of a loved one

~ Sponsor a light on the Hospice Tree of Lights

~ Volunteer to help with a service project

~ Create a memory quilt, tree ornament, wreath, pillow, or stuffed toy (one idea is to make teddy bears out of clothing of loved one)

~ Journal thoughts and feelings during the holiday season

~ Write a message to your loved one and put in a Christmas stocking to hang on the tree

~ Hold hands around the tree and sing a special song in remembrance of loved ones

~ Purchase a gift in memory of your loved one and give to a shelter or a share the spirit program

~ Remember loved ones in prayers before meals or during family devotions