Seeing a close friend grieve the loss of a loved one after their cremation services in Osler, SK. can be a difficult thing to witness. As a friend, you want nothing more than to ease their pain and make them feel better, but what do you say? What can you do? One way you can show your friend support is by sending them a care package.
You can find these gift baskets already assembled or, you can make one yourself for that extra special touch. If you have a friend who is grieving, here are some ideas of items to add to create a one-of-a-kind, meaningful care package.
Food and Snacks
Many times, when people are grieving, the last thing they think about is food or their own health and nutrition. They may skip meals or go a whole day without eating and not even realize it. You want to make sure your friend stays healthy and adding easy to eat snacks in the care package is one way to do this.
You want to avoid adding anything over complicated. Simple snacks are best because they are fast and don’t require any preparation. Some ideas could include things like granola or protein bars, almonds or other nuts, chips, fruit snacks, popcorn, or jerky. Anything that your friend can just grab easily when they need a little something. Also, it’s a good idea to add some bottles of water, teas, or other drinks your friend may enjoy.
It’s All About Comfort
Comfort items are a wonderful addition to a care package for a grieving friend. Things that can hep make them feel warm, cozy and safe and secure can be a welcomed gift at this time. Some items may include cozy, fuzzy socks, nice lotions or bath bombs, scented candles or diffusers, a weighted blanket, a plush pillow or other cuddly item. You could even add a nice, lush bathrobe, a soft lap blanket, or a snuggly pair of pj’s.
While everyone works though and processes grief in their own way, many times having an outlet to express the feelings that come along with the grief can help in the healing process. For example, you could include paints and a few canvases in the care package so your friend could express what they are feeling through art.
Perhaps a journal would ne nice so that your friend can write about what they are going through. If your friend isn’t artistic or creative, maybe you could find a book that they could read that is about a journey similar to theirs.
When we see a friend grieve after their loved one’s cremation services in Osler, SK. it can be heartbreaking. While you want to say or do the “perfect” thing, know that by just being a shoulder to cry on is often times all they need. Show your friend support, listen to them when they need to talk, and assure them that you are there for them and that will be the “perfect” thing.