Facing the holiday season after the death of a family member, or friend can be a lonely and difficult journey. Trying to meet the expectations of traditional activities, being sad while everyone else is making merry, or even hearing familiar holiday music can make our grief feel even worse.
Coping with Loss during the Holiday Season
There are a number of ways to cope with these feelings of loss and sadness during the holiday season. You can find several ideas in the AHPCA blog “Grief Doesn’t Take Holidays.”
Many people also find that making a donation in the name of their loved one is a meaningful ritual during the holidays. This year, as a way to help navigate the season AHPCA has created “Memory Snowflakes.” We invite you to add the name of your deceased loved one to an online snowflake gently falling in the evening sky.
Through your donation to AHPCA’s vital work you’ll be helping other families and individuals facing a challenging holiday season in hospice palliative care or grief.
How to Make a Donation with a “Memory Snowflake”
- Visit ahpca.ca/memory-snowflakes
- Submit your information.
- Donate online or by mail- in cheque.
*As soon as your Memory Snowflake is in place, we’ll let you know via email.
Thank you for your ongoing investment in hospice palliative care across Alberta; all donations over $20 to AHPCA are tax deductible.
If you’re wondering how else you can support families and the passionate people who dedicate their lives to hospice palliative care, you might consider sharing your year-end charitable gifts this holiday season with AHPCA. Here are a couple of ideas:
Shop and Share:
Take advantage of online shopping this holiday season to make a FREE donation to AHPCA. It won’t cost you a penny to donate! It’s so easy; for more information, go to https://www.shopandshare.ca/
Direct Donation via the AHPCA website:
You can make a donation directly to AHPCA online, by phone, or through a mail-in cheque. For more information, please go to https://ahpca.ca/donate-to-the-alberta-hospice-palliative-care-association/
Your generosity is making a difference to a family in hospice palliative care this holiday season.