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The lists of symbols and gifts for wedding anniversaries is often written and talked about. Dating anniversaries tend to be celebrated in months rather than years.
There does not appear to be a similar universally accepted gift guide or suggested list for dating anniversaries.
To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of 30 ways to honor and remember your loved one on the anniversary of their death. Do this alone and have a good cry or reminisce over photo albums with family and friends. Turn digital photos into a photo album on Shutterfly or Snapfish. Donate a few of your loved ones old belongings to a shelter or other charity.
You may also be interested in our (free) mini e Course, Managing Grief on Holidays and Special Days. Take flowers to the grave site, memorial site, or other place where you go to remember your loved one. If you don’t want to give away any of their things, just make a charitable donation in their name. Volunteer with a charity or cause close to your loved ones heart.
Make a keepsake box of things that remind you of your loved one.
We also added gift suggestions and pro tips to make your evening one to remember.Clearly we advocate for finding constructive ways to acknowledge and cope with tough days; although I will totally support you in ignoring them if you so choose. Some will want to fully feel the sadness and emotion of the day (what I like to call ‘wallowing with a purpose’), some will want to stay positive, some will want to do a quick and casual acknowledgement, and some will want to spend the entire day focused on the deceased. But we highly recommend on days like the anniversary of a death that you first consider finding ways to honor and remember. Whatever you do we recommend you think ahead, anticipate the hard parts, and make a plan. Reach out to someone else grieving the loss via letter, card, phone call, or e-mail. Host a dinner party and invite those who knew your loved ones best. Cook your loved ones favorite dish, use one of their recipies to prepare a meal, or host a pot luck and ask people to bring a dish your loved one liked. Below you will find date ideas for the outdoor explorer, the food connoisseur, and even the budget shopper.
We also added gift suggestions that will help make the evening even more memorable. Below is a list of 52 anniversary date ideas organized by category.Anniversaries, dating or otherwise were invented for this reason.