The anniversary of a loved one’s death can be fraught with mixed feelings and tough decisions. How you choose to mark the day can be a difficult call to make, whether it’s with celebration, contemplation or even by doing nothing at all. But grief can sneak up on you when you least expect it and hinder the decision-making process as the anniversary looms.
To help you honor the person you lost in a way that honors your personal truth, where you are in the grieving process and your emotional state, look to the following tips for preparing for the anniversary. These pieces of advice will guide you through marking that first year and can continue to provide direction for those to come.