Meaningful Ways to Remember Loved Ones During the Holidays

Published in Wellness, Hospice, Behavioral Health Services 
  • 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