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Thanksgiving is a special time of year. Of all the holidays we celebrate over the year, it is often the simplest. There are no trees to chop down and decorate. Credit cards aren’t pushed to the max to buy gifts for all your loved ones.It’s simply a time to gather with family and loved ones to share a meal and express all that we are thankful for. However, if this is your first thanksgiving without your loved one, it can be a very difficult time.

Creating a care package for someone grieving is a wonderful way to not only show your support but help them during such a difficult time. Something as simple as gathering a few groceries and essential items like toiletries can go a long way to making life a little easier for the bereaved. A grief care package can include pretty much anything you think the bereaved will need over the coming days.

We often get asked, what can I do for those who are grieving? One of the things we suggest is cooking or providing the grieving family with food. In this post we describe different comfort foods for the grieving, along with recipes for some of the best sympathy meals.

Once a loved one’s remains have been cared for, you might find yourself wondering what do with ashes after cremation. What many people do not realize is there are far more options than storing the remains at home. Taking the time to plan a meaningful ash spreading ceremony can not only help you cope with grief but give your loved one a loving tribute.

If your father is no longer here, it understandable that you might not feel up to celebrating Father’s Day. In fact, many people find it can be a day that’s filled with grief even if many years have passed since your father’s passing. That grief can be a powerful tool and teach you a lot about life. In some way, it’s almost like your father is still teaching you lessons about life.

A mom’s job is tough. It’s not until she is gone that you really appreciate all the little things she did. Join us as we celebrate all moms on Mother’s Day.

It’s important to remember that grieving is a healthy part of life and will help you find closure. Losing a loved one may not be easy, but being there to comfort loved ones and reminisce over the positive memories can help you feel connected to your loved one. Learn more about preparing for a loved one’s passing by clicking here.

Unexpected Loss & How to Cope With Your Grief  Originally published by Westchester Funeral Home Blog The sudden death of a loved one can be a difficult experience. Although we all know that death is a part of everyone’s life, the sudden death of a loved one will still be emotional nonetheless. It’s important to

Experiencing grief is difficult. And experiencing grief during the holidays can feel ten times worse. There are many ways to cope with grief while still celebrating during the holidays. Whether it is learning to celebrate without a loved one or ways to keep your mind and body busy. This time of year doesn’t have to be something you wish you could fast forward through.

Thanksgiving is a time for family to gather with one another and give thanks for all the blessings in their lives. If you are mourning the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be an emotionally difficult time; especially if this is the first year without them. To help make this Thanksgiving more meaningful, here are 10 ways to honor your loved one during the holidays.