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?