As we enter the autumn season, our thoughts turn towards supporting our widowed community through the upcoming holiday season. Missing your person during the family oriented winter season is consistently difficult, but doing so while living a life altered by the pandemic adds another layer of difficulty. Soaring Spirits is here to help.
This year we will be offering a new version of our Festival of Hope program! Adapted to highlight the most popular parts of the program and to make access to our diverse and beautiful holiday observances easy (no registration required!) the Festival of Hope 2.0 is underway!
This year the program will consist of three elements: custom made community videos, holiday hope tips created specifically for our widowed community and five live community Zoom calls hosted on Canadian Thanksgiving, US Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, and New Years Day. Sprinkled throughout the season we will include the custom videos created by the artists who entertained and uplifted us for our Friday evening musical performances. Keep your eyes on Soaring Spirits’ social media feeds, we will have a lot going on!
The Soaring Spirits team will be looking forward to welcoming you live to our holiday community Zoom calls. We loved being able to offer our widowed friends a chance to be in community on tough holidays, and to provide a dose of laughter, hope and comfort from our living rooms, home offices and kitchens! Details for accessing these live calls will be shared in the weeks ahead, but you can get a head start by registering for Widowed Village – our online forum through which the calls will be hosted.
In addition to our live Zoom calls, we will be sharing the personalized community videos that we created for each holiday throughout the season, and our weekly holiday hope tips which can be found in the sidebar (or at the bottom of the screen if you’re on a phone).
Our intention is to support YOU through the holidays and rituals during which you may be especially missing your person, and during a time when you may not have access to your usual avenues of support and encouragement.