This month’s theme for December is “Winter Grief”. Winter is a time for anyone as it is, and it can be made harder by the fact that Christmas is around the corner. Christmas can be a hard time of year for those who grieve.With Christmas comes adverts filled with pressure and perfect families enjoying Christmas, on top of the short days, the cold weather and the loneliness grief can bring.
On the flip side of this, Winter can be a beautiful time. These few months may be the time you take to focus on you and love on yourself during the evenings. The holiday season may be exactly what you need to remember your loved one in a happy and fulfilling way 🤍
How does this time of year affect your grief?
For those of you who might not be aware, our As Told By You page is where you can go to express yourself, anonymously or not. Creative writing can be a hugely healing process and is a great way to vent your pain and loss, even if you use this prompt to privately write about grief.
YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR POSTS TO US AT THEGRIEFREALITY@OUTLOOK.COM , JUST POP IN THE SUBJECT “AS TOLD BY [YOUR NAME OR ANONYMOUS] OR YOU CAN PRIVATE MESSAGE YOUR POSTS TO US ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA.
What Can I Submit?
- A post about your story
- A simple sentence relating to the theme
- Photos that have a memory attached to it
- Quotes which resonate with you
- Or anything else at all!
We are so grateful for your support and contributions to The Grief Reality. This space would be nothing without our beautiful community!
Katie & Evee x