Thursday, November 25, 2010
Holidays can be a hard time for those remembering loved ones who are no longer with them. "Everyone is so happy and upbeat for Christmas," one person said, "you don't want to rain gloom on their joy, but when you are grieving, it's hard to maintain the facade."
Recognizing this, the Acacia Funeral Home Chapel at 14951 Bothell Way NE in Lake Forest Park 98155, holds an annual Holiday Gathering of Remembrance. This year it will be on Sunday, December 5, from 1 - 2 pm.
Vince Larkin, Acacia's General Manager, provides these details:
Our Gathering is for the entire community, honoring families we have served and memories of loved ones who cannot be with us this season. The gathering will include special music, words of encouragement and practical advice for coping with grief and loss during the holidays. Refreshments will be served.
You will be invited to hang a personalized ornament on our Memorial Tree (ornaments are provided). The Memorial Tree will be in our Fireside Room and the ornaments will be available after Thanksgiving then throughout the holidays. If you would like your loved one included in our special tribute, please bring their photograph into Acacia by Thursday, December 3, 2010. Also please let us know if you are unable to attend and would like us to place an ornament in honor of a friend or loved one. Call 206-362-5525 for additional information.