在假期、週年和特殊日子裡緬懷至親

Special days play a role in keeping alive the memories of loved ones who have died, but they can also be bittersweet experiences for if you are still in mourning.

Anniversaries, holidays and birthdays have the power to trigger memories of good times past. They remind survivors, sometimes painfully, that your loved one isn't here this year.

But special days can also provide opportunities to remember the good times that were once shared with loved ones. They give you a chance to think about, talk about or take actions that honor someone who continues to be special and important. They create occasions to invite others to join your process of remembering.

在假日、紀念日或特殊日子裡表達敬意並沒有一種所謂「正確的方式」。 Each person, each memory is special. Consider your options and choose the activities that are most meaningful to you and to the memories you want to honor on behalf of your loved one.

Start By Asking Questions:

  • 我想要什麼樣的結果?我希望體驗或表達什麼?
  • 我將對我親人的什麼回憶或價值觀致以敬意?我將表達什麼情感?
  • 我將私下裡做嗎?稍後再告訴別人嗎?邀請別人來參加一項活動嗎?
  • Will this be a standalone event or part of another event?何時、何地?
  • Will be planned or spontaneous? Will it involve informal sharing, reading, symbolic action or something else?
  • Will it result in something tangible, such as the dedication or a memorial, a donation, a fund or community service in honor of a loved one?

Consider A Range of Ideas...and Choose Personally:

  • 特殊日子點燃一支紀念蠟燭放在桌上或點上數小時。
  • 與家人或朋友規劃一個紀念性慶祝活動。與他人交流關於您親人的故事。供應他或她最喜愛的食物。共同舉杯致敬。
  • 將您最喜愛的親人照片複製並加框作為給家人的禮物。
  • 列出一份清單,記下您的親人豐富您的人生並繼續影響您的方式。
  • Visit favorite places and savor the memories you and your loved one share.
  • Do something your loved one enjoyed: Attend a play, concert, theme park or baseball game.
  • 以您親人的名義種植一棵樹、貢獻一塊紀念磚或一張公園椅。
  • 創作物品:用您親人最喜愛的衣物做一床被子或一隻泰迪熊。
  • 在您親人最喜愛的地方種植花草或設置一個餵鳥器。
  • 在彌撒或其他宗教儀式上安排對您親人的紀念活動。
  • 捐贈花卉/植物給您的教會、猶太教堂或禮拜場所以紀念您的親人。
  • 以您親人的名義捐贈用於禮拜或教育的物品或材料。
  • 設立紀念獎學金或基金以紀念您的親人。
  • 捐贈給您親人最喜愛的慈善機構。
  • 為有需要的人或組織貢獻時間義務服務以紀念您的親人。
  • 去掃墓/獻花。

Choose what feels right to mark a special birthday, anniversary or holiday in honor of your loved one. Even though that person is no longer here, remember that he or she continues to make a difference in your life.

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