Remembering The Departed At Thanksgiving

By: Graeme Hogle
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Holiday celebrations can be complicated if you have recently lost a family member or friend and are still healing. Most grieving individuals feel guilty about participating in the festivities and miss their loved ones dearly. At Cremation Care Centre, we encourage people to join in the celebrations. You can make your deceased relative a part of the festivities by remembering them. Here are some tips that can help:

1. Prepare their Favorite Dish For Thanksgiving Meal

The best way to include a deceased family member at your celebrations is to enjoy what they loved. You can prepare their favourite dish just the way they liked it and share it with everyone. Explain the significance of the dish and share your memories of past Thanksgivings with your guests. It will help you heal and honour the loved one's memory at the same time.

2. Visit Their Grave

It is a good idea to visit your loved one's grave during Thanksgiving. You can thank them for all the affection, support, and companionship they gave you, or unburden your heart. Most people feel less guilty about celebrating the holidays after visiting their loved one's grave. You can decorate their grave, place their favourite mementos on the marker, or even share some wine.

3. Create a Memory Table

A memory table is a great way to share your loved one's memories with your guests and keep their presence alive at your home. You can place old photographs, collectible items, and personal items on the table. Guests can also leave some notes and comments behind on the table. You can also place a small donation jar on the table and then donate the funds collected to your loved one’s favourite charity.

If you want more advice or need information on cremation, get in touch with us at Cremation Care Centre. You can call us at 416-255-0035 or register online.

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