Create a holiday basket that takes your tradition to the sick room, whether in your house or at a hospital. Include these elements to make the day special:
• A traditional symbol of your family’s holiday (a cornucopia at Thanksgiving, or a menorah for Hanukkah)
• A holiday story book, particularly if it’s one you’ve enjoyed together before
• A gift that can be enjoyed in bed, such as a new CD or music download
• If the patient can eat, include one or two of her favorite holiday foods that are easy to transport, like a plate of cookies.
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