“Everyone goes through the distress of losing someone at some stage in their life. Being a friend of someone who is grieving is also hard. What do you say? What do you do?
When a close friend lost her father I wanted to make her feel better, to say something to help, to show her that I cared…. “I wish there was something I could give her”. It was clear that just knowing I was there, thinking about her, seemed to make her happier.
The “hold dear” is a gift that provides comfort and warmth, created to be worn as a constant and positive reminder to those grieving that you are thinking of them, even if you’re not with them in person.”