Tag Archive for difficult holidays

Coping with Loss: A Reinterpretation of Father’s Day

appreciation | Dianna Bonny Photography

As far as holidays go, Father’s Day presents a certain kind of challenge. Living in this culture of mass marketed and manufactured “celebration” days, it is somewhat hard to escape. Don’t get me wrong — I adore holidays and the way they create a space for expressing sentiments that should really be expressed on a daily basis. I just don’t…

Hybrid Holidays: Finding Peace Amidst the Season

hybrid xmas | Dianna Bonny Photography

I wonder if you are experiencing this hybrid-holiday conundrum. Here it is a few days before Thanksgiving and I have already (I hate to admit this) broken my Christmas décor out of the boxes. This is new for me. I have always been a strict adherer to the one-holiday-at-a-time rule, however, I now have a blended holiday going on in…