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5 Ways to Remember a Loved One at Christmas

 

Special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas, will heighten the memories of loved ones no longer with us, which can make these times of year hard. Although we never forget them, it’s at these times we may want to remember them whilst we celebrate.

 

With Christmas on its way, here are some ways to honour a loved one at this time of year when celebrations and festivities are all around.

 

Create a Tribute Page

Having somewhere you can share the memory of a loved one is important but making it accessible for everyone is also key. Creating a tribute to a loved one online has never been easier and is a great way to share memories, photos and even donate to a great cause in loving memory.

With a tribute page, you can share a person’s memory in a variety of ways. Send a link to the page or share with those close to you on Facebook and share the incredible memories you have which others will love to see.

 

Give a Donation to a Cause

If there is a charity your loved one was passionate about, then why not donate in memory of them at Christmas? For many charities, winter is a tough time to try and fundraise as the colder weather and darker nights draw in, people reserve their spending for festivities and many companies have a shut down for the festive season.

Donating in memory can keep their legacy alive as you can continue their support even when they’re no longer here.

 

Christmas Tree Decoration

A sentimental way to keep loved ones close to you at this time of year is by adding a tree decoration or bauble to your tree in their memory. Many charities offer designs of Christmas decorations that are perfect for hanging on trees or mantlepieces and can make a heart-warming gift for friends and family who also want to feel closer to loved ones at this time of year.

 

Tree Planting

From hanging decorations on trees to planting one in memory, this way of remembrance is popular with many who would like a place to visit and reflect at times that are important to them, including Christmas. There are many places that offer a tree planting service where you can choose the tree you want and have them plant it to create and grow a wonderful forest.

The National Forest have different partnerships which allow people to plant trees to create a memorial woodland and help build a natural and tranquil setting to visit and walkthrough. For more information on how to take part in this, visit here.

 

Light a candle

Lighting a candle in remembrance can bring comfort and reflection for those who want to feel the presence of those no longer with us in person. When it comes to Christmas, lights are a big part of the celebrations whether it’s on a Christmas tree, outside the house or singing about them in carols, so it makes sense that lighting a candle is a beautiful way to remember loved ones at this time of year.

 

Whether this is your first year without our special someone, or it’s been many years that have passed, keeping their memory alive is so important and we hope are ways to give some inspiration of keeping loved ones close.