Originally Posted by Zane's Pal
This will be the first Christmas with both my parents gone. Mother died back in 1999 and father died this past March. It will be hard.
I'm so sorry about your dad. We really didn't celebrate Christmas for 3 years after my mom died in 2004, (dad died in 2002) plus DH's father died in 2005. There is nothing wrong with ignoring the celebration if it makes it easier. To me Christmas is in the heart, and if the heart isn't in it what's the point?
This year, we've actually put up a tree, decorated the outside, I've made some cookies but that's about it. I'm getting back to a happy frame of mind, but it IS hard. We're trying to start new traditions but it's still not the same.