What to Say on Someone’s First Holiday Without a Loved One

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Written by Mary Gormandy White for LoveToKnow

For someone who is experiencing their first major holiday without someone they loved deeply, the occasion is anything but merry and bright. Don’t ignore people who are grieving a fresh loss during the holidays, but choose your words carefully. Rather than relying on chipper and upbeat holiday greetings and off-the-shelf cards, let them know you’re thinking about them in a way that demonstrates both empathy and sensitivity. The sayings and poems below can help you do just that.

White, M. (2021, December 6). What to say on someone’s first holiday without a loved one. LoveToKnow. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from

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