Remembering Your Loved Ones this Holiday Season

Published: Nov. 26, 2019 at 11:42 AM AKST
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During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, how will you remember your loved ones who have gone before you? Is there a special dish that you’ll make that reminds you of grandma? Is there a tradition that you’re carrying on from your own childhood memories? Maybe there’s a decoration that’s been passed down through your family?

“Remembering your loved ones during the holidays can be done in many ways,” noted Sarah Davidson, MSW, and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist at Hospice of Anchorage. “Don’t be afraid to create new traditions. Light a candle for them, or hang a stocking in their memory this holiday. Maybe family and friends can put special notes in the stocking. Whatever it may be, acknowledge that the holiday season will be different, but including your loved one, even if just in conversations, can be very helpful and special.

Hospice of Anchorage encourages you to light up a life this holiday season on one of their Remembrance Trees. By dedicating an ornament on a Remembrance Tree, you can honor the memory of your loved one and bring comfort and care to patients with life-limiting illnesses or grieving families in our community. Each ornament on the tree represents a history, a wealth of memories, a host of love, and enthusiasm for dreams shared.

Remembrance trees are located at Bailey’s Furniture, The Dimond Center, 5th Avenue Mall and Hospice of Anchorage.

Hospice of Anchorage helps individuals and families prepare for and live well with a serious life-limiting illness, dying, and grief. All services are funded through community donations.