This year I have placed a few Christmas decorations out early. They have a calming effect on my nerves. Every time the phone rings I think immediately of Mother. It's hard to describe the emotional strain that comes with the imminent expectation of death.
Also by showing them early you might see something you'd like to try.
an ornament in an empty frame
Christmas photos on hallway shelf
made another rejoice message using old books
tiny tree under glass dome