- Do something that the person enjoyed doing.
- Donate to a charity that the person supported or would have supported. This is a way to honor the loved one and help someone else at the same time, giving the gift additional purpose.
- Talk about the person openly with friends and family.
- Write a letter to the person. Tell them what has been happening in your life. You can keep the letter in a special place.
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In adidition, the Wendt Center in Washington, DC has an Annual Butterfly Release that will take place this Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 2 pm - 5 pm. To purchase a butterfly and for more information, please visit The Wendt Center for Loss and Grief. For those unable to make the butterfly release, Wendt Center also has an online Forget-Me-Not Garden, where you can post a picture of your loved one and share stories about them. Details can be found on the previously mentioned website.
If anyone has suggestions for how to deal with the loss of a loved one, especially on a holiday, please reply and leave a comment so that others can benefit from it. Thank you.