The weather is getting warmer, and the shops are filled with decorations. For many, it’s a joyous time – there are family gatherings, festive foods and holiday traditions harking back to childhood.
But if you have lost somebody close to you, the Christmas season can be immensely challenging.
Whether your loved one has passed away this year, or in years gone by, the pain of anticipating spending that time without them can make the leadup to the holiday season especially difficult. According to the Australian Center for Grief and Bereavement, planning how you will spend the time in the leadup to milestone events like Christmas or the New Year can help ease some of the anxiety or stress.
While they cannot be with you in person, planning some activities to help you remember your loved one at Christmas may help. Here are our suggestions.