“Sometimes we need something to hold onto.”
After a loss, when there is something quick needed to help someone and you are not certain what might work; try folding a loved one’s t-shirt into the shape of a small pillow. This can easily be whipped stitched (stitched loosely) closed and held onto when needed. A child can put this in a back pack and take to school, hold while watching TV or put inside a sweater where no one will notice it while they are sitting quietly. An adult can do the same thing. Do not wash the smell of a loved one away; this is part of the remembering.
If there is a name or logo you want to show, fold the item accordingly.
Folding an item of clothing into a pillow size can be done with a child’s blanket, top, sweater, clothing or anything else you can think of.
All my best,
Barbara J. Saunders