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How To Remember a Loved One on a Death Anniversary

Posted on March 18, 2022
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Families Fighting Flu was founded by families who lost their loved ones to the flu. We know firsthand that death anniversaries (sometimes called “angelversaries”) can be challenging. 

Here are some ideas to make meaning out of a day that can serve as a painful reminder of a tragic event: 

  • Volunteer at an organization or with a charity whose mission is one your loved one supported. For example, if your child loved animals, collect items to donate to an animal shelter. 
  • Spend the day with family and friends who were important to your loved one
  • Put your thoughts and feelings into words by writing a poem, letter, song, or prayer 
  • Eat your loved one’s favorite meal
  • Don’t force yourself to feel one way or another. Allow yourself the freedom to feel your emotions. 

Thank you to My Caring Plan for providing inspiration from their blog for some of the content featured in this blog post. 

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