Right after my brother passed away, a very wise person took me to buy a diary (I was 12, you have diaries at 12.) She literally pulled me from the awkward funeral home viewing and walked me right into Hallmark. I still have that journal and opened it up when I decided I wanted to connect with more people that have lost a sibling. I realized then, the power of a journal.

As I poured through the entries, I realized the holes that it filled in my memories as well as things I wished I'd thought to write. Grief causes so many overwhelming emotions that it's often hard to think straight. That's why I journal regularly.

Here is a list of holiday-related prompts to help you record some of your favorite memories, current feelings, and even letters to your person. I pray this helps release some grief and lets you enjoy the current holiday as much as you can.