Grief rarely takes a day off, and the holidays are no exception. Grief can overtake a holiday and make it a very sad day
The article, “When grief takes a holiday” by Susan Shelly states
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year, except when it’s not.
The pervasive message during the holiday season is that we all should be merry and bright, just like the cheerful music and twinkling lights of the department stores we visit to find the perfect gifts for the people we love.”