With some adjustments, holidays and special occasions can be good times to remember.

Holidays and special occasions are meant to be joyful times that create good memories. But for the person whose life has been affected by cancer, a more complex mix of emotions is to be expected. Caregivers and their loved ones with cancer may feel out of step, worried or sad as special occasions approach, and it may be especially challenging to keep up with event preparations and responsibilities. It is common to wonder how to enjoy a festive gathering when your loved one is suddenly facing a cancer diagnosis or dealing with significant treatment side effects.

But with some adjustments, holidays and special occasions can still provide opportunities to make wonderful memories. This booklet offers some practical coping tips.