Decorating for the holidays can bring up so many memories and feelings. There may be special ornaments that the two of you bought together or that hold some special significance. There may be decorations that the person made when they were alive. Having someone to hold space for you as you experience these can make decorating a bit more tolerable. If they want to decorate, make sure you bring tissues for the tears you may both shed. Also, be prepared that they may not want to decorate. It might be too intense for them this year. That is okay. Simply offering lets them know you are there to help support them.
Please remember this is one suggestion for how to help support those in grief for the holidays. Please feel free to review more of our tips here. And, always remember, you don’t have to journey alone…even as a supporter!