The "gift of light" was so incredibly touching and powerful. What's even more amazing, is that for the past two years, as I would pull out of my folks' driveway, through the window, I could see my dad sitting in his rocker (sometimes waving, sometimes weeping, more often sleeping) underneath the light of his floor lamp, bathed in light. Also, his last week at home, he was confined to his bedroom but always had his bedside lamp on because he did not want to be left in the dark. So, this precious lamp will bring back many memories of my dear Dad but also remind me what a friend I have, for sending the lamp.
I have both received and have given remembrance lamps - and both have been very special. Every day I have a small reminder through light and a beautiful lamp of my parents and how special and important they were to me. As the light from the lamp guides me through the darkness of a room, I remember and reflect how my parents guided me through many aspects of my life. As a gift to a friend in their time of loss or on a special occasion, I not only have enjoyed sharing a lamp with them, but have been impressed with how wonderful they found my gift to be and how often they have expressed how special it was to them. My own lamp is truly special to me. I cherish it and what it means to me and the person who gave it to me every time I see it.
Oklahoma City, OK
After losing Mom, I received a lamp and have it 'smack center' on the great room table where it has taken residence since receiving it!! Each and every time I gaze upon it, I am reminded that is was given in Loving Memory of mother Rose and the feeling it conveys evokes such physical and emotional response! (What a way to continue keeping her memory Alive!)
I want to thank you for your kindness and compassion.
When my friend was diagnosed with a terminal disease, I sent her one of your lamps. She kept it by her bedside and she often spoke of how much support and strength it gave her. I am sad to tell you that she has since passed away and in an incredible gesture, her family has given the lamp back to me. As she felt my love and support through this lamp, I now feel her presence in its glow.
You held my hand through this process. You created, just for me and my friend, the most heartfelt sentiment and beautiful handmade card that is unrivaled by anything that can be mass-produced.
I miss my friend more than words can say but I know she is here in spirit as her lamp is shining bright.
With warmest regards,
When a friend of mine was going through the loss of her sister I wanted to do something to try and comfort her in such a difficult time but I was at a loss. I’ve never been very good at verbalizing my sympathies or condolences, which is what made a memory lamp the perfect gift. The light of the lamp spoke for itself and without words it portrayed all the things I wanted to say to help her. She was very grateful for the gift and I truly believe I helped comfort my friend.
I am so thankful to In Lieu of Flowers for providing a gift to say all the words that I was not able to come up with on my own, a gift of light that will live on to comfort my friend.
Des Moines, IA
I ordered a lamp for two families that lost a loved one to ALS. I wanted something really meaningful that they would have to comfort them in the days and years going forward. I was so pleased with the prompt and professional service and adv...ise I received from In Lieu of Flowers. Kara really knew just what to suggest and offered me choices based on the description of the loved one that passed. Each lamp was distinctly different yet perfect for each individual. The card and gift wrapping was just as perfect and beautiful. I felt so pleased in my choice and the families that received them were so touched and appreciative of the personal remembrance. Thank you In Lieu of flowers.
In Lieu of Flowers has helped us thru some very difficult times. We have purchased 5 memory lamps. With the caring help of Kara we were able to find a special lamp for each one. It is so wonderful to know that there was genuine concern and professional handling of each one from the choosing the perfecrt lasting memory lamp to the packaging and delivery.
I just want to say thank you for helping us find the most beautiful gift to honor our friend, Tony's life. His family was touched by the dragonfly table art/lamp and we thought it was simply gorgeous. Thanks for providing them with a gift that will last for years to come!
Des Moines, IA
The most delightful and caring owner. Mementos for people who. Have gone through a difficult time - loss of a loved one or surviving cancer. I plan on returning again when the need arises.
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Des Moines, IA