Once you make it through the services at funeral homes in Baltimore, MD for your deceased loved one, you think you’ve made it through the worst. However, there are going to be other times that hit you hard. That person’s birthday, for example, may come as a shock to you in your grief. You may also struggle, predictably, over the holiday season. Since holidays tend to sneak up on us every year, it’s best to be prepared with a few things to help yourself through it when you are grieving. Here are some suggestions:

Continue To Hang Their Stocking

Just because the person is gone doesn’t mean you can’t put their stocking on the mantle any longer. Having it there can bring up memories of them and help you keep their spirit alive as the holidays roll through. You don’t necessarily have to fill the stocking, but you could start a new tradition instead. Perhaps everyone can write something they love about the person and put it in the stocking or something else of that nature.

Add A Memorial Ornament

Your tree is filled with ornaments that bring all sorts of memories about who gave them to you, when you got them, and why. This year, add a new ornament to the tree in honor of your loved one to make the tree more special than ever before. If they liked a certain sport, get an ornament from that area and put their name on it. You could get a frame ornament and place a picture of them inside. Whatever will remind you of them whenever you decorate the tree is a good match.

Bake Their Favorites

Everyone has favorite sweets around the holidays and you can honor your loved one by using their favorite recipe. Even if no one in the house likes the treat but them, bake it and take it to other family members of into the office to remind you of them.

Volunteer For Them

People are usually more generous around the holidays and if your loved one always spent time with a certain charity, do it for them this year in their honor. You honor their memory and carry out important duties at the same time.

Donate In Their Name

If your loved one’s heart was pulled toward a certain non-profit group, donate to that group in their name to keep their memory alive and benefit a good cause at the same time.

There are lots of things you can do to remember your loved one over the holiday season. If you’d like more ideas, or if you have to deal with final services around that time, contact funeral homes in Baltimore, MD for help. The professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. are here to help you with anything you need. Call us at (410) 327-3100 or visit with us in person to get more details and information at 5126 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21206. We’re here for you any time.