5 Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After A Death

By: George Darte
Monday, December 19, 2022

When a loved one dies, the traditional holiday season can be challenging to celebrate with family and friends over a delicious meal. Still, it seems only natural to go through the motions of the holiday ritual in order to preserve the holiday tradition and the motivation behind it.

Following the death of a loved one, it is common for family members to start a new holiday tradition to honor their memory. The staff at George Darte Funeral Chapel has come up with these five ways to begin a new holiday tradition in honor of your loved one:

Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After The Death Of A Loved One

It must be difficult to lose a loved one during the holiday season. However, to make the most of the holiday season and to honor your loved one, follow these holiday traditions:

1. Desserts That Always Help Uplift The Spirit

A holiday meal isn't complete without mouthwatering desserts. Include the loved one's all-time favorite dish or the dish they were most proud of serving on the dessert menu.

2. Enjoy Music

After the holiday meal, it can be enjoyable to listen to music that your loved one listened to often. And just like the music itself, the memories we associate with them will live on forever.

3. Assisting Those In Need Around The Holiday Season

You can start a new family tradition by welcoming someone you know who is alone this holiday season because they recently lost a loved one as well.

4. Donate To Charities That Help Needy Children

If the deceased had a soft spot in their heart for children, you can quietly remember them each year by donating to a charity that helps homeless children would be a fitting tribute. They, too, will remember him fondly.

In order to keep the person's legacy alive for years to come, it's crucial to come up with novel ways to celebrate the holidays. Even the most basic of new traditions can be maintained if they involve people who are close enough to the group to carry them on.

To learn more about our funeral and pre-arrangement services, as well as how to follow holiday traditions after a loss, contact George Darte Funeral Home at 905-937-4444 or send an email via this contact form. To better assist you, one of our representatives will call you to answer any questions you may have.

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