The New “Covid-19 and the Holidays” Section Provides Information, Education, Guidance and Products For Those Who Are Grieving, Spending The Holidays Alone Or Experiencing Loss During This Holiday Season.
MIAMI, FL — December 8, 2020 – This holiday season there is a new type of widespread grief. Directly related to the pandemic, many people are experiencing the loss of a loved one, compounded by the lack of an embrace and support network generally provided through gatherings with family and friends. Others are experiencing a different, yet real type of void, created by a loss of holiday traditions, isolation from not being with loved ones, and the subsequent grief that accompanies this sadness and loneliness.
To help provide comfort, eCondolence.com and shiva.com, the leading resources for condolence and grief matters, released a special “Covid-19 and the Holidays” section on its websites. This comprehensive section of the learning center provides detailed information, education, and guidance, along with suggestions and products to help those grieving, alone for the holidays or generally experiencing loss.
“With Covid-19, the definition of loss has expanded and we want to help those who may have experienced a death, but also are feeling loss because they are unable to be with loved ones this holiday season,” said Michael Schimmel, CEO of eCondolence.com and shiva.com. “As specialists in grief, coping and loss, our “Covid-19 and the Holidays” section features information and advice on self care and how to support others during this unprecedented time.”
There are many ways to help with your own sadness and isolation as well as support friends and family during the holidays. Schimmel recommends the following:
- Call the person, send text messages and schedule a virtual get together;
- Mail or email personal notes and messages;
- Attend any virtual gatherings; and
- Send a meal or gift basket.
In fact this year as part of its “Covid-19 and the Holidays,” eCondolence.com and shiva.com are delivering special Christmas and Hanukkah holiday meals that can provide nourishment and comfort when visiting in person or getting together for the holidays is not an option. Click here for more information about Holiday Meals.
About eCondolence™ and shiva.com™
As part of the extensive Sympathy Brands portfolio, eCondolence.com and shiva.com connect families and funeral homes through the stages of planning, service, and aftercare with its consumer brands, proprietary Viewneral® Platform powered by Zoom, and nationwide concierge services. The companies provide a modern approach to end-of-life matters. Sympathy Brands’ strategic partners include best-in-class funeral homes, cemeteries, insurance companies, bakeries and caterers to make planning and fulfillment supportive, convenient and seamless. For more information please visit eCondolence.com, shiva.com and sympathybrands.com.