special days without relatives

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SuperMariosSister Sat 03-Aug-13 11:17:17

how do you celebrate them or acknowledge that they are missing a special day. there is a family birthday coming up and the child is sad because his family member won't see him or be there. my nan puts up cards from this relative as she likes to include them and see a card from them but I'm not sure if that would be a bit much for child and confuse him he is only young

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chocoluvva Sat 03-Aug-13 16:06:22

Aww - the first year is particularly difficult -first birthday, first christmas......

Perhaps you could remind/tell the DC about previous birthdays with his late family member. Celebrate by remembering happy ocassions IYSWIM.

canyou Tue 06-Aug-13 15:41:28

we light a candle for the person and usually place it on the fire place and leave it to burn out.

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