Friday, December 24, 2010

Honoring your Angel at Christmas Time





Holidays can be such a difficult time of year for those grieving the loss of a child.  I have found personally that I am able to enjoy the holiday seasons so much more when I include my daughter in our holiday celebration.  Here are a few ways that we include our angel daughter in our holiday celebration......


*We hang a stocking for Devon and fill it with notes and thoughts about her.  We will often read them together as a family and then I save them in a folder.
*We have a few ornaments on our Christmas tree to honor Devon.
*We put a wreath or poinsettia plant on her grave every year.
*We light a candle in her honor.
*We pick a few service projects or opportunities to do in honor of her life.  This year we used the service cards from the Honoring Our Angels service project here.
*We take a family picture and I photoshop a little butterfly on the picture to represent Devon.  That way she is always a part of our family pictures.

What do you do to include your child during the winter holidays?  What traditions have you enjoyed most?


2 comments:

Betty said...

Those are all nice thing to do. This is mt second Chirstmas without Shealyn. Last your a bought a 3 foot pink tree and i decorated with ornaments that friends and other BLMs sent me. This year we went to a candle lighting cereomny. I light a Christmas candle for Shealyn. Thats is pretty much it.

Monica said...

What a great idea! Thanks Betty for sharing that.

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