Remembering The Departed At Thanksgiving

By: Tom Gallagher
Monday, October 17, 2022

Thanksgiving is all about celebration, and people enjoy happy times with family and friends, eating and having fun. They also remember a loved one who is no longer with them and the memories they cherish. At Sholom Chapel, we've seen individuals express their thoughts for the deceased in various ways at Thanksgiving. It is time to relieve the heart from sadness and loss.

Remembering The Departed During Thanksgiving

There are several methods to remember the deceased on essential events such as Thanksgiving, and we will look at a few of them here:

1. Updating The Grave Site

A visit to the deceased's grave shows emotional attachment to the person. It is possible to build a link by decorating the spot with blooms that the dead loved. Reciting prayers and wishing the individual well in the hereafter provides a feeling of comfort. Spending quiet time in the location might fill your mind with recollections of the individual and offer a sense of serenity.

2. Placing A Photo At The Dinner Table

Most individuals plan Thanksgiving dinner weeks ahead and carefully consider food preparation and layout. Everyone at the dinner pays close attention to the tabletop arrangement and appreciates the host's efforts in preparing the food. Placing a picture of a dear one in the middle of the buffet display will draw everyone's focus and is a lovely way to honor the person's memory.

3. Attending A Prayer Service

In most areas, remembrance prayers are conducted in churches, nursing homes, and other locations. Attending such prayers is a peaceful opportunity to commemorate your loved one and many others who have experienced a similar loss. Donations made on this day honor the memories of the departed while also benefiting a social purpose.

Make Thanksgiving More Memorable

Whatever custom you follow, you can make Thanksgiving extra special if you do something special for a close one who has passed away. Keep their memories alive to keep them close to you and your relatives. You might also obtain suggestions from your family and friends on how to memorialize the deceased during Thanksgiving. It's a beautiful approach to make the day even more memorable.

We provide customized funeral services and help with preplanning. For more information, please contact Sholom Chapel, and our experts will revert soon to discuss your requirements. We are here to offer you the best services and personalized attention.

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