Please know that support is available, and you need not travel this journey all alone!
As I've done in years past, I will be searching throughout the season for helpful articles and current, reliable resources that I can recommend and share with my readers.
Below are links to those resources I’ve gathered so far this year, which I hope you will find informative and useful. Over the next several weeks I’ll be building upon this list each day, so I encourage you to check back often to see what’s been added.
Remember, too, that at this time of year, many hospices offer special community-based grief programs to guide participants in navigating the holidays while still honoring their loved ones. Contact your local hospice's bereavement services department to learn what may be available in your community.
As always, if you've found something especially helpful that isn't listed here, please feel free to add it in the Comments section below.
5 Ways I Learned to Deal with Grief During The Holidays by Dixie Lincoln-Nichols
7 Tips for Managing Grief Over the Holidays During COVID -19 by Cathy Cassata
12 Days of Holiday Remembrance by Chelsea Hanson
Alone Together: 14 Ideas for a Virtual Holiday « What's Your Grief?
A Reminder to Anyone Grieving This Christmas by Jessica Davis
Cancelling Holiday Plans with Older Family Members by Cara Olexa
Celebrating Holidays When Your Loved One Is Ill by Heather Larson
Coping Through Christmas by Sherrie Ann Cassel
Coping with Grief During The Holidays by Michael Quintero
Coping with Holiday Grief During A Pandemic by Bianca Castro
Coping with Loneliness, Grief During A Holiday Pandemic by Chrissy Suttles
Coronavirus Grief: How to Cope During Holiday Season by Kristin Rogers
Dealing with Grief During The Holidays « Interview with Widower/Author Andy Willoughby
Grief During The Holidays by Marisa Renee Lee
Grief Trick or Grief Treat by Joan Hitchens
Grieving And The Holidays « AfterTalk
Handling Grief This Holiday Season by Alexa Maslowski
Holiday Toolkit: Supporting Grieving Children During The Season of Family « National Alliance of Grieving Children
Is The Pandemic Giving Family Caregivers The Holiday Blues? by Bruce Horovitz
It's Hard to Feel Thankful When You're Grieving by Megan Devine
New Year's Resolutions for Grieving « Hospice of Red River Valley
November 2020 ELetter (Holiday Edition) « Wings Grief Education Ministry
OptionBThere For The Holidays « OptionB
Processing Grief: Tips to Manage Emotions This Season « Home Instead Senior Care
Thankful? For What? by William Hoy
Thanksgiving Grief: You Are What You Eat by Robin Chodak
The Gift of Simply You by Kristin Hendricks
The PERMA Model: Dealing With Grief by Laurie Burrows Grad
On Grief And The Holidays « NPR Interview with Poet Tracy K. Smith
Understanding Your Grief: Hope for The Holidays « Video featuring Alan Wolfelt
'We're All Grieving Something' by Burton Cole
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