Dealing With A Cremation Anniversary

By: Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services
Monday, June 17, 2019

Losing someone to death is very painful and every day after that can feel like a struggle. Once you feel like you’re out from the cloud of grief, even a little bit, the Las Vegas, NV cremation anniversary will roll around. When that time comes, you may fall back into grief yet again. Instead of letting the anniversary hit you, prepare in advance with some ideas for things you will do on that day. Here are a few examples: 

Write A Letter 

When your loved one passed away, you may not have been able to express your feelings to them. And now that they’re gone, you can’t. Write a letter to them on the anniversary of their cremation and tell them everything you want to tell them. You can update them on your life, tell them the ways that you’ve missed them, or say the things you would say if they were there with you. Make it a habit to write to them on an annual basis as you think about them on that anniversary date. 

Honor Them With Action 

What did your loved one enjoy? Did they volunteer at the public library? Were they out on the lake fishing at every possible opportunity? Think about things that were important to them and brought them joy in their life and plan to do one of those things on the anniversary of their death. It might be as simple as visiting their favorite restaurant with friends or something like volunteering at a soup kitchen they helped. Doing something they loved keeps their memory alive and your mind on the positive aspects of their life. 

Start A Family Tradition 

If you have other family in town, start a new tradition on the anniversary to make it a positive day in your (and their) life. You can have a family picnic in the park, get a swimming party going, or just gather for a potluck. That new family tradition will always have your loved one at the center, but it will make the day feel less sad since everyone will be surrounded by support and love. 

Be Good To Yourself 

You’ve been through a lot in the past year and it’s hard to overcome grief. When the anniversary hits, you don’t want to fall back into the hold again. Be as good to yourself as possible. If you feel like taking the day off from work, do it. If you want to sleep in, let yourself do that. Don’t be hard on yourself, but be understanding and focus on your needs. 

If you have a Las Vegas, NV cremation anniversary coming up and you aren’t’ sure how to handle it, the professionals at Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services can help with ideas and resources. Give us a call at (702) 485-6500 or visit us at 3975 S Durango Dr Ste 104, Las Vegas, NV 89147. We’re here to help organize final services, but we don’t disappear after that. We’re here for you for the long haul, no matter what you need. 

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