Advertisement
Where is Report Post on mobile? We've made a slight change, see here
Have your say on the future of the 'Save Draft' feature in this poll
MODs please see this information notice in the mod's forum. Thanks!
How to add spoiler tags, edit posts, add images etc. How to - a user's guide to the new version of Boards

Bereavement and Christmas?

  • 26-11-2021 10:08pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 5,161 ✭✭✭ sporina


    My Mum passed away a few mths ago and I don't feel v xmassy at all.. like, I'll go to Mass, have xmas dinner (no crackers) and watch movies.. etc.. but I don't feel like sending cards/presents etc.. no tree/decorations.. lots of candles.. Is that ok? whats the norm for Christmas when your grieving? PS I don't deprive others of a nice xmas.. I just don't feel v xmassy..



Comments



  • its just how I feel.. lots of tea and hymns (and I am not even that religious but Mum was in the choir)





  • People will understand.

    Those who have felt the same after a bereavement will understand even more.

    Mind yourself.





  • Well, it is a tradition in Ireland for a bereaved family not to send Christmas cards the first year. You may find that some people don't send cards either.

    Do whatever you're comfortable with, and take care





  • I know how you feel.

    We lost dad in November and, well, I don't know how it is supposed to be, this Christmas.

    I know I have been enjoying the typical tooing and froing of the season, but there's an underlying sadness to everything, sometimes subtle, sometimes acute.

    I imagine it's like a painting, but the canvas this year is tinted.

    I miss him and I've found that sharing stories about him, the happy and sad, ease the pain quite a bit, especially when you can recount a tale that makes people laugh, it makes it okay to find joy even in this time when there's a ragged hole in you that you think won't ever heal.



  • Advertisement
Advertisement