Our holiday gift guides are created to suggest the most helpful things to give this holiday season. This guide suggests ideas to support the bereaved. (Bear in mind that grief knows no timeframe – a loss may have occurred calendar years ago, but the bereaved would still welcome acknowledgment).
All death is magnified during the Holidays when that happiness-on-overdrive thrumming quality reverberates. While our ability to offer tangible help is limited, the power of our reach, love, and friendship does matter. Here are a few ways to reach out and say that you too join them in remembrance of loss.
What To Express In Giving This Gift: I miss [name of deceased] too. You are not alone. I can’t imagine what you are feeling right now, but I wanted to let you know that I want to remember [name of deceased] and I am here to talk about anything should you find that useful. I can also do practical things – watch kids, carpool, go for a hike – anything. I’ll check in with you to see how I can be most useful.
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