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9 Holiday Grief Support Resources

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Grief is a 365-day a year experience. But it certainly intensifies during the holidays. The pain and sorrow of losing a loved one can deepen and the need for support may be at its peak during the holiday season.

As we round the corner to the holidays and a new year, we are right here beside you as you remember the special loved one you lost.

Our caring staff holds a remembrance service that is designed for the families we are so privileged to serve—it’s meant to help them lead this new life without their loved one. Below, we invite you to view our annual remembrance service, A Time to Remember. We’ve also included an additional nine grief support resources to help you through this holiday season.


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1. Holiday Grieving: 12 Activities to Ease the Pain

In the years following a loss, holiday plans may change and traditions may shift—causing emotional stress. To help make your grief journey a bit easier, consider planning a few of these activities ahead of time.

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2. How to Cope With Grief During the Holidays

Every year, we find ourselves counting down the days until the holiday season. While most of us normally view the season as merry and bright, you may not feel that way if you recently experienced a loss. Here are some tips on how you can cope during the holidays.

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3. 35+ Ways to Keep a Loved One’s Memory Alive This Holiday Season

If you’re dealing with grief this holiday season, know that you’re not alone. While your loved one is no longer physically present, there are many ways to honor their memory in your thoughts and actions. Consider starting these new traditions for remembrance.

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4. 5 Ways to Create New Holiday Traditions After a Loss

After a loved one passes, it’s important to acknowledge that holiday traditions will be different, and that’s okay. Here are suggestions on how to keep old holiday traditions alive, while creating new memories for your family to cherish for years to come.

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5. Personal Stories from Our Community: Holiday Grief Advice

It’s never easy to lose a loved one. But it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Sometimes, all you need is to hear from someone who knows personally how you’re feeling. This resource shares how your Northeast Ohio neighbors have personally handled holiday grief.

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6. 8 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Grieving Loved Ones

While you may not be the one grieving a loss this holiday season, you may know someone who is. There is no one-size-fits-all solution or timeline for grief, but you can let your loved ones know you care by offering thoughtful gifts from the heart. Here are to get started.

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7. 5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Bereaved

Welcoming the new year can be extremely difficult for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. While it may be easy to close yourself off from others, it’s important to seek comfort and care from those closest to you. Consider these on your journey to healing.

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8. 7 Ways to Stay Positive in the New Year While Grieving

Welcoming the new year is a time to gather with family and friends; a time to celebrate new beginnings. But it can also be an overwhelming experience for those who have recently lost a loved one and are dealing with grief. These tips will help you to stay positive in the new year.

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9. Local Grief Support Groups

Our partners, Cornerstone of Hope as well as several other local grief support groups are dedicated to helping those who are grieving any time of the year. Keep this list of Northeast Ohio support groups in your back pocket—they will be there whenever you need them.

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Grief Support for the Holidays and Beyond

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Jim Busch
Jim Busch
Owner and president of our firm. Fourth generation funeral director and certified crematory operator, Jim is guided by his principles in faith, family and friends. He loves to hear feedback from our families. Proudly serving Busch families since 1986.

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