Anniversaries and holidays are special time that many families and friends come together to enjoy each other’s company. They are also reminders of the ones that are missing.

Our family has chosen to send “messages to heaven” at Christmas time.

We each take time to write small notes and poems and place these in helium balloons. We then release the balloons together and as they float out of sight, “heaven-bound”, we all feel a load lightened and reconnected to each other again.

There are many unique ways to celebrate and remember loved ones. Can you share yours?