It's December and although this time of the month can bring a lot of joy, it can also be an incredibly hard time for others. Losing someone and dealing with grief can be really hard at all times of year, but as the festive period creeps closer it can be a time where you really miss the people you have lost.
Read some of our tips for coping with grief at Christmas -
1. Find creative ways to remember your loved one
Finding creative ways to remember your loved one at Christmas can really help. Try lighting a candle by their photo, or even writing a christmas card to them remembering some of the good times you spent together. Honouring their memory can really help the grieving process.
2. Don't feel pressured
It can be hard around this time of year to say no to things. If you're not feeling particularly festive, don't be afraid to have a quieter Christmas just doing the things you want to do. You may even decide not to celebrate Christmas at all, just remember whatever you want to do is okay.
3. Don't feel like you can't celebrate
Alternatively, don't feel bad for having fun or being festive over Christmas while grieving your loved one. It can feel almost wrong to celebrate or have fun when you're grieving the loss of a loved one, but it's important to take time for yourself.
The most important thing to remember about his time is that it's okay to grieve, and important to take care of yourself during Christmas and at all times of the year.
Do you have any tips around coping with the loss of a loved one?