Coping at Christmas Time…
As my third year without Finley here at Christmas passes, I have decided to create an area on the website where people can visit to get ideas to help them to cope with Christmas in the years to come.I will add to this throughout the year.
People may find Christmas difficult for a variety of reasons. Maybe their baby passed away through stillbirth, as a young toddler, an older child or during pregnancy. Christmas is a time for families, a time where you have passed that strange stage of life where Christmas becomes mundane, then suddenly you are pregnant or a parent and Christmas becomes magical again. After a stillbirth, pregnancy or baby loss Christmas seems to lose it’s meaning. Even when you have other children, either rainbow babies which have arrived after your loss, or sunshine babies which arrived before the loss, there seems to be something missing.
I hope that the following sections, as they fill up become really helpful to you all. Or helpful for you to share with the parents that you support.
Find a smile:
Release your emotions:
Support a friend or family member at Christmas: