Should I celebrate?
This is a common question that a lot of people ask themselves - especially around Christmas and birthdays.
If it's the first year since you lost your loved one, you are especially likely to ask that question.
So, to answer the question "should I celebrate?" - there is no right answer.
Some people may want to continue celebrating the occasion in the way they've always done. Christmas usually involved many family traditions, and some people find peace if these traditions continue to take place.
For others, this isn't possible. It can sometimes be too painful to recreated their usual traditions.
Some people might decide to celebrate Christmas in a different way and create a new tradition, by volunteering during the festive season. On the other hand, some people choose not to celebrate Christmas at all.
The decision ultimately comes down to you, and what you feel most comfortable doing.