Remembering And Honoring A Loved One Through Holiday Meals

By: Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home
Monday, December 19, 2022

The holidays can bring up a flood of emotions for those who are grieving. Some people are reminded of happier times, while others feel a crushing sense of loss. Many of us experience a mixture of bitter and sweet emotions. It is never easy to lose a partner, relative, friend, or even a loved one during the holidays, and the first few years after their death can be especially difficult.

This festive time of year has a way of bringing up strong feelings in all of us, whether the loss of a dear one was recent or distant. The staff at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home compiled this list to assist you in honoring a loved one during the holiday season.

Ways For Honoring A Loved One Through Holiday Meals

Regaining composure after experiencing loss can be facilitated by recognizing and constructively processing one's grief. Enjoy the season by honoring a loved one  by following these customs during holiday meals:

Cook Up A Special Dish For The One You Loved

While preparing a meal without a loved one by your side may leave you feeling empty, you can use this time to focus on reconnecting with them. After all, you are cooking their favorite dishes.

Did your sibling enjoy the burgers you made? Maybe your dad loved salami sandwiches. Make a batch of your husbands' favorite dish if you're hosting Thanksgiving. As you pass the food around the table, be sure to explain its meaning to everyone.

Create Traditions That Feel Great

Creating new, comforting food traditions is another way to deal with the loss of a loved one. Create all-new rituals that capture the essence of your loved ones' personalities. Use them as inspiration for future celebrations that will pay tribute to them and the memories they've sparked.

Be kind to yourself no matter what happens. Consider yourself as you would a close friend, and treat yourself with kindness, compassion, and patience because it is never simple to grieve a loss. It's no easy task to figure out how to deal with the feelings you still have for a person who is no longer in your life. But cooking food is always an option. During your time of mourning, you can find solace in the foods that have special meaning to you.

If you want more information about honoring a loved one during the holidays or you wish to preplan a funeral, contact us at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. You can call us at (928) 855-4949 or (928) 753-2555 or use this form to contact us. 

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