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Once a year we get to celebrate the day we promised to love our best friend forever!
This day can be as special or as meaningful as you would like to make it.
On the morning of October 24th I stepped out of my house and as soon as the smell of fall hit me I thought, holy crap, is it the day? Litsa and I have written many blog posts about dealing with grief on special days.
When I looked at the date and realized it was actually the day after, I was shocked. We helped you reframe Valentines Day, we offered you 8 New Year’s resolutions for grievers, we suggested a fun family activity for remembering loved ones on Easter, we came up with a list of ways to remember your loved one during the holiday season, we challenged you to search for joy on Mother’s Day, and Litsa laid out a rock star tutorial on Father’s Day sulking. Visit or spend time in a place where you feel close to your loved one. Take the trip you had been planning or dreaming about. Read old notes, letters, or e-mails from your loved one.
They are sure to tell your sweetheart just how much you love them. 🙂 (If you’d like to pin these gift ideas, please pin them from their original source and give them the credit they deserve for these fab ideas.
If you’d like to pin the whole collection, you can use the above collage photo! ) Sweetheart Tray – Centsational Girl “What I love About You from A to Z” Mini-Book Gift – The Thinking Closet Pop-Up Photo Box – The DIY Village Passport to Love – The Dating Divas DIY Valentine Logs – Petite Modern Life “Open When” Envelope Ideas – LDR13 DIY Sharpie Mugs – Designer Trapped in a Lawyers Body Homemade Gift Idea: Memory Jar – Tiny Painter Concert Memorabilia Shadowbox – Table and Hearth Create Your Own Storybook – The Dating Divas Best Day Ever Keychain Tutorial – More Like Home $o Anniversary Gift – My Love For Words Two Easy But Thoughtful DIY Gifts – Plaster and Disaster Inexpensive, Handmade Valentine’s Day Craft – The Lettered Cottage Latitude/Longitude Wall Art – A Jennuine Life DIY Heart Map Artwork – Living Well Spending Less Personalized Song Lyric Plate – Eclectically Vintage Anniversary Art – Elizabeth Joan Designs Wedding Song Wood Art – Addicted 2 DIY Family Love Journals – Dwelling in Happiness Which would you make for your love?
I will forever associate the colorful leaves, cool breeze and crisp air of Autumn with the helplessness I felt 7 years ago knowing my mother could slip from life at any moment. Ladies and gentleman I submit to you an entry from my now defunct photoblog posted on October 26th, 2012… Choose a ritual that can be repeated in the years to come.
This year, as with past years, I spent time thinking about how I would cope with the day, I even started a blog post about it. The day came and went and I totally forgot about it. So, apparently this is how I dysfunctionally deal with my mom’s deathiversary. For me, forgetting feels a lot worse than remembering the pain; which is why I’m writing this post today – to implore you to be like me. Distract yourself by getting together with friends, going to the movies, or taking a short trip.
Do you have a gift for your spouse/significant other yet?
I’ve been looking around for some fun and meaningful gifts for David, and I’ve rounded up some of my favorites for you! They’re perfect for a wedding gift, anniversary gift, birthday gift, or an anytime gift!
Comment below and share with us how you dealt or will be dealing with the anniversary of a loved one’s death.