You may not be able to make life go back to normal right away, but if you have kids you can certainly help them hold onto something that will give them a sense of peace and safety.
Stuffed animals and other stuff
For younger children this could be a stuffed toy. When we found something our kids like we always bought a duplicate. This is the perfect place to keep a backup stuffed giraffe or blankie.
For older children this could be something entertaining to help them make the time go by. Look for something age appropriate that will keep their mind occupied. A small game, book, or comic would be fine. Newness counts so don’t let them see it before you pack it away.
Family photosFamily and individual photos provide a double purpose. A happy photo of the family together will help people, kids and adults alike, visualize what is meaningful to them.
Photos of everyone in the family may also help if you need to find someone who is lost, or to let other’s know who is in your group. If you have them, don’t forget to include pictures of your family with your pet, as well as a nice profile picture for your pet if they get lost.