How to avoid Holiday Stress Part 1.
I wanted to add to this for other's reading that my husband died December 18th 2006, and a tragic incident occurred 3 years prior to that on boxing day (December 26). So I know all to well about the xmas blue's.
This year though, I started to 'prepare' myself all year to make this a good, (hopefully fun), memorable new start. I threw out all my old christmas stuff, and this year bought all brand new, everything, from the tree, to the decorations, to a very elegant table setting, (Martha Stewart would be proud
and this week I started to work on all the xmas goodie recipes and thing's that I need for the holiday. I've even invited someone to join my family as they will be alone at xmas.
Nothing is going to change the facts, and it may be very very possible that I will have the xmas blue's, but I'm preparing for that as well (good ol' ocd kicking in
) but one of the first thing's I plan to do is light a candle for my husband's loss, memory, and spirit, and a candle regarding the other incident, so that I can celebrate, or at least face straight on every moment of the candles burning that I am learning, trying, accepting but not forgetting.
I hope this might help someone