If you recently experienced the loss of a loved one, you may find it difficult to face the upcoming holiday season. However, instead of shutting yourself away, there are several grieving tips you can follow from Renfro Funeral Services. This Cincinnati, OH, funeral home has been providing funeral and cremation services for over 90 years, helping their local community through times of grief.
Here, they provide three tips to help you through the grieving process during the holiday season after the loss of a loved one:
- Acknowledge Your Feelings: Acknowledging that the upcoming season will be emotionally difficult—even out loud—will allow you to accept your feelings, whatever they may be. Express how you feel to your friends and family and lean on them for support. Allow your feelings to flow honestly and openly, whether you feel peace at one moment or in tears the next. The emotional rollercoaster of the holiday season is likely, so give yourself permission to grieve.
- Do Something In Memory Of Your Loved One: Whether it’s lighting a candle or making a donation in the name of your loved one, doing something in their memory can help you heal while grieving the loss of someone close. You can also volunteer at a charity they cared about, or display special decorations or ornaments that were special to them.
- Talk About Your Loved One: Be open about talking about your loved one. Share meaningful memories and stories about them to those around you. Remembering those special moments you had together will not only honor them, but will also keep them with you during the holiday season.
No matter how you choose to grieve this holiday season, Renfro Funeral Services will be there to provide you with the resources you need to remember and honor your loved one. Call (513) 221-4812 or visit them online to learn more about their funeral planning and cremation services.