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Memories... hold each one safely in your heart

    “This piece is all about memories – how warm, comforting memories help us to heal when we’re missing someone. If you look closely at the carved icons on her dress, each recalls a memory by appealing to our senses…touch, scent, taste, sound, sight. We keep these personal memories safe within us, connecting us to those we love.”

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Jack Benitez in Dearborn, MI, March 2017

    I have a friend who passed away from cancer. I coached her in high school. When she graduated we continued our friendship. She is like a daughter. Megan is (was) a gentle, loving, determined, dedicated, smart, fun loving and more important, spiritual young woman. Her faith and love for God was very strong. You would never know, because she never forced it on you. I didn't really realize it until she got sick. She would go to mass as much as she could. She always had a smile. She always had positive things to say and stories to share. She would always wanted to know how you were. We shared walks and texts.One lesson that she reinforced in me was "if you don't have anything good to say about someone, Don't say anything at all." I never heard her say a bad thing about anyone. When she was sick, she never blamed God for her misfortune. In fact, a few days before she went to heaven, there was a prayer service. Father conveyed a message to us from her, " Please don't be mad at God for what happened to me. It is not His fault. It is just one of those things." I found strength in her words. Yes, how could I be mad at a God who gave us a gift, a beautiful role model, an Angel. We are blessed...we are blessed to have a courier from God. Couriers don't stay long, they deliver a message and they are gone. You very seldom get to know their name. Even though Megan was 19 when she went HOME, we got to know her. What a blessing. What a gift. In me she rekindled the communication with the Lord. She rekindled the trust in GOD. Megan touched many people, young and old. Her love was cheerleading and she did it well. She is God's cheerleader. In track she was a high jumper.When the new girls came she would take them under her wing and settle them down. She was an extension of this coach. Your "Remembrance" figure was given to me by her parents. They pointed out some markings on the little angel's dress that signify Megan. The little bird, although it represents our high school mascot, it represents more to me. A few days after we celebrated Megan's rebirth in Christ, I was visiting my daughter in Virginia. During my bed time prayer I said, "Lord, I know Meg is with you and she is fine, but could you give me a small sign that she is okay? The next morning I was walking my daughter's dog in a wooded area. I heard a "bird" sing a melody. It wasn't far, but I couldn't locate the source of the song. I have never heard a bird sing like that, never. It only did it twice and it stopped. Megan and I used to sing. I smiled and I knew my friend is in GOD's hands, Home where she belongs. There are more markings. One even shows the love for her boyfriend. I want to thank you Susan Lordi for skill and talent for giving us something to keep our happy thoughts alive. Even if you hadn't, Megan lives in our heart and mind. Thank you

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    Submitted by Averil Campbell in CALIFORNIA, March 2017

    Sarah E., one of my childhood friends sent me this angel. I live in CA but was recently home in PA caring for my mother who was at in-home hospice due to brain cancer too close to her brain stem. Unfortunately, I witnessed her last breaths a few weeks ago. My friend was unable to make it to the "Celebration of Life" ceremony, but sent me this angel which I will keep close, as a reminder that my mom will always be close -my new guardian angel.

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    Submitted by wanda in maine, December 2016

    We lost our son Jonathan on 9-3-2016 due to a heroin overdose. Jonathan battled this addiction for a long time but lost his battle at the age of 34. Iam purchasing this Remembrance angel in his memory to add to my collection.

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    Submitted by Amy Carmona in Kingsville Tx, December 2016

    I lost my mother on Nov 13 2016. She suffered for over 30 years chronic illness. She was a strong woman and there are so many things to remember her by. She also loved the Willow Tree figurines.

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    Submitted by Paige Schroeder in Michigan, December 2016

    I lost my baby sister on Nov. 22, 2016 to her battle with cancer. I miss her with everything that I am. A coworker gave me the remembrance angel today and it truly touched my heart. Megan, my sister, has received some of Susan's artwork before for different things throughout her career as a cheerleader and through her battle with cancer. I always thought they were beautiful but I think this one will be the most special. The angel has small details all over that remind me of my sister. The way she holds her arms is how those who use American Sign Language (which my sisters and I do) say "love", above is a yellow heart (one of her favorite colors and the color of childhood cancer), music notes (we were both passionate about singing) but most touching is the 3 dots on the back left shoulder...Megan had 3 dots in that pattern in the same place.As I continue to study the angel, I found a sunrise on her abdomen...there was a beautiful yellow and purple sunrise the morning after she passed and her tumors were located in her abdomen. I can't tell you how much this angel means to me. I plan to buy some for my other sisters for them to keep. God bless all of you and the work you do.

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    Submitted by Christi Kubecki in North Carolina, October 2016

    My name is Christi, from North Carolina, and my favorite Willow Tree Angel is "Remembrance." I started collecting a new angel every year after I had a miscarriage in 2010, but the first angel was Remembrance, which I bought in Savannah, Georgia. I can keep my precious angel closer to my heart by remembering special times during the year and sharing those memories through the Willow Tree Angel I find most significant for the year. I sometimes feel like my guardian angel is watching over me and my family, and it helps me to heal and hope for a future that someday in heaven, we will embrace and know the love that was shared across distance and time. Until then, I will keep celebrating my angel with the beautifully portrayed Willow Tree Angels that write my time- line of memories.

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    Submitted by Danielle Robinson in Kentucky, October 2016

    Hey! The Remembrance Angel willow tree doll means the most to me. I lost my papaw(The man who raised me my whole life) 1 1/2 years ago from cancer. Losing someone that is so close to you and the rock in your family, is the hardest thing that I will ever have to go through. This angel reminds me that he is always there and those memories will never fade. It reminds me of the love we once shared and will share again one day.

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    Submitted by Lauren Anderson in Iowa, October 2016

    My most meaningful Willow Tree is Remembrance. It was given to me a year ago when I lost my first child. On the bottom my husband and I placed the date our baby became an angel. A month ago we added a second date when we learned that we lost our son at 21 weeks. As hard as this time as been, this willow tree has been a constant reminder that they are our angels in heaven.

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    Submitted by Roberta Taylor in Pennsylvania, October 2016

    The Angel of Remembrance is very meaningful to me because it was given to me by a good friend when my mother passed away..It was a very hard time for me and they said look at her and give her your mothers face and you will never be without her..It was a comfort to me and I speak to her often and I do feel her near. It started with this angel and since I have added 36 more angel friends for mom..I just love the angels and am grateful to my friend for bringing them into my life.Thank you for your beautiful work.

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    Submitted by Heidi Volker Johnson in Hudsonville, MI, October 2016

    My favorite piece is REMEMBRANCE... I received this piece after we lost 2 babies shortly after birth in 2012 and 2013. Remembering my precious babies is very important to me and my family. I also love to help others remember their babies so I created an ornament business called "Sarah's Tiny Treasures". I make beautiful ornaments in remembrance of babies gone too soon, so that other families will have something tangible to hold onto of their child.

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    Submitted by Carmen in Naples, Italy, October 2016

    My favorite piece is REMEMBRANCE, Last year my husband died, he was only 41 year old he was the only love of my life. I was 16 years old when I met him and he was 21 years old, we have been engaged for 11 years and married nine years, we loved each other like the first time we met. Now that I was alone without my half, I feel lonely and the only thing that remains are memories of our love....that's why I bought the angel remembrance, to take him to the cemetery on his tomb, a gift to him to remind him that it is always in my thoughts.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Melissa in Oklahoma, October 2016

    I have quite a few Willow Tree pieces and each is equally special but my favorite has to be the "Remembrance" angel. I have a shelf in my living room with a wooden sign that says, "Because someone we love is in Heaven, a little bit of Heaven is in our home" and next to that, I have pictures of the people I've lost. Most recently (in February) I lost both of my grandparents. My grandparents were much more than that title though, because they raised me, they were more like my parents. Losing them was very hard for me, it seemed like most days I could barely function. Next to an old black and white picture of them on their wedding day (in 1953!) sits my angel of remembrance and every time I look at her next to that picture, I smile because she reminds me that even though I'm sad and my heart hurts because they're gone - they're not REALLY gone because they live on in my memories and all I have to do is think back to all the fun times I had growing up with them. The remembrance angel serves as a reminder that as long as you have the people you've lost in your heart, they're always with you.

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    Submitted by Ashlee Byron in Maryland, October 2016

    Even though I don't own it yet, Remembrance means the most to me. When my grandmother passed away I lost a part of me that will never be replaced. She meant and still means the world to me and is on my mind constantly throughout the day. I really love how on Remembrance there is a little golden heart, just like the little piece of me that went when she passed. Always was another one I thought about representing my love for her, with the young woman hugging the heart tightly. Promise was bought for me this year on May 24th by my boyfriend. This is our fourth year together and he picked this one out on his own. It wasn't even on my Willow Tree wishlist! So, it means more to me than something that he would have picked off a wishlist because it came from his heart -- I also love that the couple are holding one another closely and it also represents the promise he made me and my grandmother. That he will always be there to take care of me. Even if we aren't together, he will still be there.

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    Submitted by Debbie D'Angeli in Centennial, CO, October 2016

    My favorite Willow Tree piece is the Angel of Remembrance that I bought for myself when my beloved Mom passed away in 2010. She and I loved to collect the Willow Tree Angels. She was always impressed by Susan's ability to convey so much emotion in such simple ways with her sculptures; the tilt of the head, the gestures of the hands, and more. I thought of her everytime I looked on the table where I displayed it. Several weeks ago, a couple who lives down the street from me , had to say goodbye to their wonderful dog. They were devastated with grief. Not knowing what to saw, but wanting to try and ease their pain, just a tiny bit, I thought of all the Will Tree Angels I have seen in their home. I quickly took my Angel of Remembrance, wrapped her up along with a homegrown jade plant in a basket and walked down to their home. A short while later, my neighbor rang my doorbell , hugged me and told me she was totally overwhelmed and touched by my gesture and especially loved the Angel. She said the angel really helped her begin to process her grief, that she hadn't been able to do so far. I felt happy to have helped and now, when I replace my own Angel of Remembrance, I will think of my Mom and of my friends' beloved dog and all of our loved ones in heaven. As this little Angel tilts her head every so slightly upwards, so will I.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Michell Gill in USA, October 2016

    One year ago I lost my best buddy, my Pomeranian fur baby, Chewbacca. I adopted him January 2009 while I was suffering from a very aggressive cancer. He would go with me to my treatments at 3 months old and lie next to me for the duration without fuss. We would go for walks along the shore of Lake Superior on those cold, snow-packed days and he never put up any fuss or hesitation. The little guy was my angel. He gave me a reason to get out of bed each day and fight. Without him I would have laid in bed and died. I purchased "Remembrance" in remembrance of him and it sits beside his ashes on a table where I created a memorial to him. I will remember him for the rest of my days.

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    Submitted by Paula Obermeyer Meisman in USA, October 2016

    I love the Remembrance figure. My husband got it for me the mothers day after my mom passed away from stomach cancer. I have it sitting next to her picture and a dried rose from her coffin spray. I love looking at all of the small details because it triggers so many memories of her our time together and the memories I can pass on to my kids that didn't get to know her.

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    Submitted by Sue Gray in UK, October 2016

    Remembrance is my favourite Willow Tree figure. I bought it in memory of my lovely Mum who sadly passed away last summer. I placed the figure in front of a photograph of my parents' wedding. She was placed with her back towards the photo but she turns around to face it. Every time I turn her back round, the next time I look at her she is facing the photo once more. I think it's a sign that my Mum is still with me. Remembrance is a very special figure to me. X

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Elizabeth R. Taylor in USA, October 2016

    Angel of Remembrance. I have been collecting Willow Tree Angels for a long time and have quite a nice collection. Each holiday/celebration my husband or my children give me a new piece. I can look at them and tell you when I got it and who gave it to me. For me personally, each one tells a story of something going on in my life. I have had a best friend for 40+ years and my mother recently passed away. The day of her service, my friend gave me a package and asked that I open it once I got home. Once home, I opened it and there was Angel of Remembrance. This gift touched me immensely and so, as of today, this one holds a very special place in my heart.......a very close run with New Dad, which was given to me by my son after the birth of my first grandchild!

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    Submitted by Karen Whittle in USA, October 2016

    I have been collecting willow angels since my daughter became an angel and went to walk with all the other angels. The angel thats so precious to me is one i was given as a gift after she passed its remembrance angel

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    Submitted by Tracie Reece in USA, October 2016

    Remembrence. I never owned a Willow Tree piece till last year. My best friend loves willow tree and I received it for Christmas. She gave it to me because in November of that year I sat in a hospital for a month and hospice for a week watching my mother die. I never left the hospital only To go to work which I quit due do my boss not working with me about my mom. When I opened my present I saw that it was willow tree then I saw the angel and it had the little card with it. I read the card and immediately started to cry. Now that angel sits next to my moms ashes and when I look at it I just remember the good times that I had with my mom. My best friend knew I needed it.

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    Submitted by Deb Larrabee in USA, October 2016

    my favorite piece - Remembrance - I gave each of our family members a Remembrance Angel for Christmas 2015 - this was in memory of our sweet little Alana ( 16 month old granddaughter-neice-cousin) who we lost on July 27th, 2015. She is our angel in heaven looking over us and interceding for us to Jesus. We feel her presence every day.

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    Submitted by Cindi Boger in USA, October 2016

    I have the Remembrance Angle. My sister gave it to me after our Mother passed away 3 years ago. One of her friends had given it to her and she passed it to me. I love this piece so much. I have it displayed in the bedroom my Mother used while she lived with me and my husband during her battle with lung cancer. I will forever cherish this piece.

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    Submitted by Brandee Heidelberg in Iowa, October 2016

    My favorite piece is remembrance because I always think of my grandfather. He was such a caring a loving man.

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    Submitted by Melanie Cox Hunterjones in USA, October 2016

    The Angel of Rememberance means the most to me. It was my first Willow Tree piece, and it was given to me by a sweet co-worker after the passing of my Dad. I have been given or purchased many more pieces since that time, but it will always mean the most to me because it was a great comfort to me during a time of great sorrow.

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    Forget me not

    Submitted by Jane in Oklahoma City, OK, April 2016

    A dear friend gave me my Forget Me Not when I had serious back surgery, in 2011. it kept me company all through the recovery and rehab. It was great comfort and company. It made me feel like my friend was always there holding my hand. I still have her beside my bed and she is still very special. She has been so important to me, I just bought another Forget Me Not for another special friend who just broke her hip.

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    Submitted by Michelle in Denver Colorado, March 2016

    A very dear friend left this on my counter at home. My mother passed away on March 7 2016 in Arizona. I just want to remember my Mom in her happier days. She got very sick in May 2015 and she was not the same Mom I knew. Every time I look at this angel it makes me smile.

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    Submitted by Brenda Mullins in Fortson, GA, March 2016

    Today, March 8, 2016, I received this beautiful piece from my friend Melody. I just lost my brother a week ago from a massive heart attack. He was not ill and had just called me two days earlier to tell me he would be coming to visit again in a couple of weeks. I did not know that his final visit would be for his funeral. I had a really hard time dealing with his sudden death, but now know that my memories of him will always be with me and will help me to heal. Every time that I look at this piece, I will remember him. I love him so much! Thanks for the creation of 'Remembrance" and thanks to my friend Melody for this gift.

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    Submitted by John copestake in Derby United Kingdom, December 2015

    This beautiful ornament was given to me as an Christmas present in memory of my loving sister Suzanne who tragically passed away after developing an infection which caused her to develop blood clots on her lungs which sadly resulted in her passing away. She was such a warm person and she was very caring to all who knew her, we will always remember her kindness and sense of humor .R.I.P Sue from your heartbroken family and friends xxxxx

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    Submitted by Laura Mowen in Cadiz, KY, December 2015

    I received this piece in July 2013. My younger sister and my two young nephews passed away in a tragic house fire less than a week earlier. We had returned home from Illinois exhausted and overwhelmed by the support of our home community. While we were gone, our neighbors had taken care of everything at our house for us. This was a gift from our neighbors. Every time I look at this piece, I think of the love we received from both of our communities during the loss of our loved ones. I will forever cherish every memory we made with my sister and her two sons.

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    Submitted by Grace M in Massachusetts, December 2015

    I wanted to somehow lovingly embrace my first Christmas without my husband Budd. Over 40 yrs of life together he left Mother Earth on July 12th. I wanted an angel to look over him...over us. I found this angel called "Remembrance...memories...hold each one safely in your heart". That angel truly reflects this time in my life...grief and loss...holding onto memories. I opened the box today and placed by his urn...she is beautiful and gives me much comfort to look upon her. Peace, Grace

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    Submitted by Christopher Austin in East Amherst, NY, November 2015

    On Friday November 13th, 2015, my wife and I lost our baby girl. My little Cindy Lou was born prematurely at 21 weeks and passed away in her daddy's arms. My best friends, Steve and Christa sent us this Remembrance angel. She was just that, our little angel. This Remembrance piece is a reminder that all life is precious and you should not take for granted the little life you lovingly hold in your arms. To have such a life is a blessing from God, but to lose the little angel is special in its own way, because that angel is so special that God asked her back to Heaven. Thank you for the Remembrance, my dear friends.

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    Submitted by Tracy Tatum in Atlanta, Georgia, November 2015

    My beautiful niece Isabella was tragically killed in an automobile accident 1 month ago, she was 16. I received the Remembrance Angel from good friends Chris, Jennifer and their 3 boys, Nick, Chase and Trent. It was such a nice gift! However when I started looking at it, really looking at it, I noticed she has the same color hair as my Bella and in the center of the angel there is a sunrise coming up over water. How beautiful is the sunrise. She loved to go to the beach with us and loved sunrises and sunsets. It also reminds me that in this tragic time in my life the sun will rise each morning with the offering of a new day and a new chance to heal my broken heart. Thank you for the beautiful Angel. I will cherish it always.

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    Submitted by Paula in Michigan, October 2015

    My mother passed away this past May. She had been pretty much my whole world these past couple of years, as I lived in the home I grew up in with her and helped to take care of her. Needless to say these past months have been extremely difficult for me. I have a few family members and friends who have been there for me through it all. They knew and loved my mom and now are there for me to help me through this difficult time. I chose to send them the Remembrance Angel and in each of their gifts I included a note or card that said this, "This is in remembrance of my mother and just know that she is smiling down on you for helping me through this very difficult time." I also gave one to each of my siblings. I have one of my own Remembrance Angels that sits by the front door, on a little table with a candle and a photo of my mother reading by candlelight. Thank you for making these beautiful figurines!

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    Submitted by Loretta Watts in Lara Vic 3212, October 2015

    This story is about my local hairdresser, who I met when I shifted to my partner's family home a few years ago, so we could both share the care of his wheel chair bound mother. It wasn't my first choice in living locations or lifestyle and as we had both previously been married it also wasn't the effect of young love's dream overriding reality. But I digress, and I wonder if many girls appreciate the same sentiment I hold within the sanctuary of your hairdressers salon and what's said there, stays there. I was fortunate to meet the epitome of the perfect hairdresser - great cut and confidante. She listened to my woes and rants of the difficulties in developing a relationship whilst managing the care of a once upon a time independent woman, painfully turn into totally dependent. My mother in law passed away in March and I missed her even though it was a relief in some ways (sorry, but that's the truth). Jo (hairdresser) listened to my life's journey with my husband Garry as it unfolded (every 5 to 8 weeks), from all the frustrations with caring for his mum, to the planning and celebrations of our marriage in Fiji three years ago. Recently Jo has had to listen to my sad story of my husband's terminal illness, my giving up work to provide him with full palliative care just four weeks ago and the inevitable passing of my soul mate, two weeks ago. I cannot express how invaluable her caring ear has had on my coping and today she gave me a gift. It sat on the table all day as I've been reluctant to open it. Scared of what, I don't know, but I have now opened it and it's a beautiful Remembrance figurine and it has touch me inexplicably. Thank you for a product that is presented so perfectly that it is capable of carrying the perfect sentiment, from a wonderful human being - my hairdresser and the best therapist - Jo.

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    Submitted by Courtney in Santa Fe, TX, July 2015

    In November 2014 I lost my 15 month old daughter suddenly to bacterial pneumonia, I was given this angel as a gift at her memorial vigil and it now sits next to her urn, I love this piece and plan to collect more to fill my shelves ♡

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    Submitted by Phyly in Indiana Pa, June 2015

    I have received a few Willow Tree pieces in the past..However a special piece came to me by mail yesterday. It was Remembrance. My father passed away last week and a dear friend I haven't seen in a long time mailed me this beautiful ornament. Thank you for making these beautiful items. Phyllis

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    Submitted by Megan in Melbourne, Australia, February 2015

    I was given this as a gift from my Mum's best friend, after my Mum died suddenly at a young age just before Christmas 2014. It is a beautiful piece that always reminds me of the good times Mum and I shared and brings back good memories when I am feeling down and missing her. It's a very peaceful piece to look at and calms me down at certain times. I'm so thankful for this beautiful gift.

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    Submitted by Judy Becker in Monmouth, OR, December 2014

    On September 20, 2014, our eight year old grandson, Daniel, fell 20' and died. He was working with his grandfather and they were having a wonderful afternoon. They had just come from having banana splits, a first for Daniel, and were working on repairing a section of an old mill. Daniel had a been working hard pounding in nails and pull others out. He and his grandfather were almost done when Daniel got distracted by a bee and fell through a hole in the floor. His grandfather didn't see him fall; all he heard was Daniel hitting the floor below. All we can determine is that he was swatting at the bee and taking steps backward not seeing that he was near the hole. His grandfather gave him CPR until medics arrived. Because he did this, and so well, Daniel's mom and dad were able to donate his heart, liver, and kidneys to those who could use them. Our Daniel was a smiling, adventurous, boy who loved his parents and little brother. One of his favorite things was playing with his cousins whom he looked at as sisters. His favorite toys were Legos, army anything, hot wheels cars, and video games. He had more energy than five adults and love spending time working on some project with either of his grandfathers. This Christmas was a joyous one but also a sad one. This angel was given to me by one of my daughters as a reminder of our grandson. I miss my sweet cheeks my nickname for him because he had the sweetest apple cheeks. He could be stubborn, and moody, but always had time for a smile, a hug and a kiss.

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    Submitted by Wiebke in Germany, Königswinter, December 2014

    My father past away in November 2014 and today I received this angel from a very good friend who lives far away. I had tears in my eyes-it's a perfect selection as my big fear is to lose my memories of my father, to cannot remember special situations and his voice in my ear. I had not talked about that with this friend before. It is amazing to me how well it fits into my current situation.

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    Submitted by Elaine Cooper in southampton PA, December 2014

    My brother passed away from lung cancer in Jan 2013. While he was battling I gave him the brave angel, he was the bravest guy I knew. The first Christmas with out him was rough, I then decided to start a tradition. I gave his wife the Angel of Remembrance that 1st Christmas. It meant so much to me, this little Angel who said all we felt without words, simply by being there. My sister in law loved it. We are still feeling his loss this Christmas, but in a different way. I just gave her a new Angel for 2014. I choose the Angel of Freedom , because I wish her freedom from her sorrow this coming year. They are beautiful and so meaningful, probably more so than you know.

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    Submitted by Kate in Australia, December 2014

    On the first of November 2014 my partner passed away from an aneurism. I have purchased 3 of these figurines, 2 for my stepdaughters and 1 for myself. I will also buy our 1 yr old the father and son figurine. We will always cherish our memories of this fantastic man.

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    Submitted by Gillian Haywood in Sydney Australia, October 2014

    Last Sat 3/10/2014, Baby Violet Mirabelle, was mercifully taken from my daughter--her first child. Violet had a very rare chromosome disorder and it was advised by numerous doctors to terminate her. She would have been born with numerous deformities . The decision my daughter and her husband had to make was beyond words. My daughter had to go through labor at 25 weeks gestation. When it was over she woke to find Violet lying in a crib next to her bed. Katie and David had the opportunity to hold her and take photos of their dead daughter. I as Katie's mother was heartbroken for them. I believe God in his mercy now has her in his care. Being a grandma to two little boys I love so much, I was so looking forward to a granddaughter. I bought this piece for my daughter, but I wish it would take all the heartache from me too, I am bereft and words are not enough. I love your art and have collected five. I was drawn to an angel holding a little girl's hands, and I bought it five years ago. That's where my little girl is, with the angels. Your pieces bring such comfort. May God bless you and inspire you.

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    Submitted by Midge Facciol in Alliston Ontario, October 2014

    September 13, 2014 our 12 year old granddaughter passed away with brain cancer. A very good friend of ours gave us "Remembrance." I will cherish this piece forever and I have named her "Edyn Grace" for our granddaughter. You are a wonderful artist. Thank you for doing this.

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    Submitted by Peggy Burrows in Lantana, Texas, August 2014

    Six friends from high school get together every year for a long weekend to share our memories and lives. Part of the get together is bringing small gifts for one another. Every year Janet purchased Willow Tree Angels for each of us. As you might well imagine, we each have quite a collection. Our hearts were broken this year when Janet went home to be with the Lord. Our first get together since Janet left us is in 3 weeks and will be full of sadness for her not being there and joy in the many years we were friends. I found the words of the Remembrance Angel to be comforting and pray the same for each of my friends. Therefore in remembrance of Janet, I have purchased the Remembrance Angel for each one. “This piece is all about memories – how warm, comforting memories help us to heal when we’re missing someone. If you look closely at the carved icons on her dress, each recalls a memory by appealing to our senses…touch, scent, taste, sound, sight. We keep these personal memories safe within us, connecting us to those we love.”

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Susan Kessel in Pinellas Park, Florida, August 2014

    I received Remembrance today. This angel was a gift from a friend of mine named Autumn. She sent it to me because I have just lost my husband Doug to cancer. Doug was 49 years old and we were married 23 years. Doug and I grew up in the same neighborhood. He was my brother's best friend and my father was his cub scout master, so Doug was in and out of our house a lot. My mother and father liked Doug and would always comment and say "Douglas is such a nice polite boy!" Doug and my brother were four years younger than I was and always doing something with lizards, frogs or fish. Being a girl and four years older than them, these things definitely did not appeal to me! As years went by, Doug remained a close friend and when my brother Gary found the right girl, he asked Doug to be in his wedding. I was of course in the wedding party as well. My brother Gary married a girl named Mary, who my mother and I had met with her mother when we were all taking Jazzercize! Mary was really nice and not dating anyone so we introduced her to my brother and they were a perfect match! Anyway, their wedding was beautiful and it was at this time that everyone would comment and say what a nice couple Doug and I would make! We had dated other people through the years and nothing serious had ever developed. One night I was out with some of my girlfriends who felt I needed a girls night out, this was after a particularly disappointing relationship had ended, with another guy who turned out to be not the one for me. I ran into Doug in a parking lot going into the same restaurant/dance club that we were going into. When my friends saw him they all wanted to know 'who is that?" I just answered "he is my brother's little friend," to which my best friend Anna answered "Susan, he don't look so little to me and he's cute!" I laughed, because Doug was six foot 2 inches tall and yes he was very handsome...to me he was always just my brother's little friend! So for the first time I started looking at Doug differently. He surprisingly hung around us that night and talked with me and even asked me to dance, and at the end of the evening walked me out to my car and said to me "your brother is going to kill me, but I want to ask you out". I laughed and said "yep, he is and we are going to shock our families". Funny though... nobody was shocked and everyone laughed and said "well..you guys...have...known each other for years!". My mother said "See you were worried you might not ever find the right one for you...when all you had to do was look right in your own backyard!" Doug passed away August 4, 2014 from cancer. He never smoked or drank, neither one of us did. He fought a tough battle with head/neck cancer and even made the decision to have his right jaw and lymph nodes removed. He did this to buy him more time with his children. Unfortunately the cancer returned. A full body scan showed that the cancer had spread to his lungs and bones. He said enough. And he was gone quickly. We have two wonderful children. Our son Matt is starting his senior year of high school and our daughter Rebecca is starting her second year of college. It is going to be rough but we will be okay, we have a lot of family support, and now this little angel will help us to keep his memories alive in our hearts. Thank you Autumn for sending me such a perfect gift, it is beautiful!

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    Courage & Remembrance

    Submitted by Charlene Collins in Shrewsbury, MA, July 2014

    I have 3 pieces from Willow Tree. I received my first piece, Courage, from a friend when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I keep her on my kitchen windowsill. I have looked at her for many years to give me the courage to overcome whatever obstacles I may face that day. I was going through a difficult time with my MS a few years ago and she fell over with the wind and broke her arm. At first I was really sad and I tried to fix her, but it broke in more than one piece. I decided to keep her that way so I could remember that no matter how broken I felt I still had the courage to face each day. Last year my youngest son bought me another Courage. I keep them side by side to remember it doesn't matter how many obstacles are put in your path, all you need is the courage to go around them! Today I received my third Willow Tree, Remembrance. I was given Remembrance by another friend to remember my Mom, she just passed away. Every time I look at her I am going to try to remember all the wonderful times we had together. My Willow Trees will always remind me to have courage & to remember the wonderful woman my mother was! Thank you!

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Cindy Forman in Memphis, TN, May 2014

    Two weeks ago today I was driving through South Carolina to spend what would be my last hours with my sister Susie. Today I received a Rememberance angel, made by a woman named Susan, from my "soul sister" of over 40 years. I know that my friend, the artist, my sister & the powers that be all had a hand in sending this comforting message to me to let me know that my sister is no longer in pain and her suffering has ended. I know she is watching over all she loved and had to leave behind. I will cherish this angel always.

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    Angel of remembrance, forget me not and friendship.

    Submitted by Shay in Utah, March 2014

    My sister passed away unexpectedly last march 14. The same day a friend brought me the, Angel of Remembrance. I thought it was so sweet. A few days later another friend brought me the forget me not Angel. I now have a shelf underneath a picture of my sister, with the angels and some things that she already had, on it.I had to put my dog down 6 weeks ago so today I went and bought the Friendship Angel. He was a big part of my life in the short 3 years I had him.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Barbara Blain in Port Huron, Michigan, March 2014

    Several years ago my sister gave me Angel of the Heart for my Birthday. My husband and welcomed a beautiful little 3 1/2 year old girl into our home as our foster daughter in July, 2013. She fell in love with Angel of the Heart. It would come up missing from time to time because she would take it from its place on the table when I was not aware and play with it. I would find it amongt her toys. One time she accidentally broke the wings off it and she came and told me she did not do it on purpose and that she would put the heart angel (as she calls it) in the mouth of Prancine which is her unicorn stuffie until I could fix her wings. Her stuffie is a place to hide her treasures. I got out my glue gun and fixed the wings but heart angel kept hiding inside Prancine. On March 15, 2014 we moved our foster daughter to her forever home which will be with her aunt where she will live with her three brothers. Their Aunt is adopting them all. She wanted to take heart angel with her but I explained to her that my sister had given me heart angel and she is very special. I went looking for another one but have been unable to locate one. I purchased Remembrance for her to remember me by. She has a golden heart on her chest and is making the sign for I Love You. Our foster daughter knows this sign and was delighted that I had purchased it for her. She now takes Heart Angel's place inside Prancine the Unicorn's mouth where she will remain until our darling decides she can come out to play. She told me before she left to look at my heart angel when I miss her and I will know she loves me and she will look at her golden heart angel when she misses me and remember that I love her very much.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Merilee Swain in Utah, March 2014

    On Friday, March 7, 2014, we lost our baby nephew. He would have been 2 on March 29. He lost a year-long battle with a very rare, very aggressive form of brain cancer. My husband and I are both Deaf and we communicate using American Sign Language (ASL). My husband's family (it was his sister's son who passed away) communicate with him using ASL also. So his sister taught her son a few signs to help with communication as the cancer impacted his ability to speak. I love the Remembrance figurine for several reasons. First, this child is now a guardian angel for our family. Second, the crossed arms are the ASL sign for LOVE. Third, the tiny gold heart above the crossed arms represents childhood cancer (gold is their color). And fourth, the very name REMEMBRANCE will help keep this precious baby always in their (and our) hearts. I have always loved willow tree and thank you for your artistic vision in bringing these lovely figurines to life. Merilee

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Annette in NSW Australia, March 2014

    Hi my name is Annette. The very first Willow Tree I received was from my Sister- in -law for my birthday many years ago called Angel of Miracles. From that time I have purchase 3 more. Kindness, Thinking of you and Angel of Hope. I find them very apt because I live in Angel Street. My latest purchase was Remembrance in memory of my beautiful late husband Anthony. He suddenly passed away on 16th December 2013 aged 49 years from a heart attack. We were married for 22 years. I miss him so very much. We were the best of friends and did many things together. On his grave site there will be the words " Safe in God's keeping Forever in our hearts" He will be forever in my heart. Thank you for this opportunity to share my story with you.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Priscilla Bustamante in Sanger, Ca, February 2014

    It has been almost two years since our son passed. We found out he had a brain tumor and within six months he was gone. A lot of sadness counseling, grieving and coping has happened. When you are struck by an illness or accident you continue to search for answers and keep asking why. The blessing for all of us has been the two sons he left, and his wife. We all are living together and trying to keep ourselves focused on living each day to the fullest. Every day there are moments when my heart strays and thinks of him. When I was at a local Hallmark store I found the Remembrance angel and saw the heart and had to have it, not knowing till I got home what the figurine was all about. She touched my heart.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by John Latto in Royal Leamington Spa, UK, February 2014

    We lost my wife, Tracey, in October 2013. I came upon the figurine whilst walking in a state of numbness and it immediately shouted at me, to pick it up, hold and cherish it. The effect was profound and I immediately bought the three figures the store had in stock. One was for Tracey's mother, the second for her sister and the third for her son. I looked around other stores for my own, but eventually found one on Amazon. We love the meaning, the comfort and symbolic reference it gives. Placed next to Tracy's photograph, we know she is always with us in our hearts. Writing this with tears running down my face, thank you so much for creating something so simple, but packed so full of meaning.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Renee T in Tompkinsville,Ky, January 2014

    I received my figurine from my boss after the loss of my mother and I greatly appreciated the gesture...

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Laura Decker in Clearfield, Utah, January 2014

    My son was receiving personal hospice care for terminal brain cancer late June 2012, and peacefully passed away on July 5th. One of the attending CNAs had become acquainted with me and a day following his death, gave me the beautiful "Remembrance" angel as a gift. When I opened it, I was so touched because it was totally meant just for me. To begin with, the angel has her arms crossed and a little gold heart showing. As a little girl, I would often stand with my arms crossed the same way and still do sometimes. Then as I began examining the angel's detail, tears began to flow because there were so many markings that reflected my life and what I treasure. There are a few birds sculptured in the angel; my mother's maiden name was Bird and she loved birds so that was what I saw first. Next I saw a little home, and as a single mother of 5 sons, my home is so significant. There is a candle which to me means to reflect love and the light of Christ. There are some tear drops, and of course I have shed many for numerous trials during my life as well as the passing of my son. I saw music notes which is incredible because music has always been a part of my life since childhood and I have a B.S. degree in music as did my father. Throughout the angel there are vines, leaves, and lots of flowers. There is a moon and sun. I love God's creations, nature, flowers, especially little ones, and so this brought on tears. I couldn't believe how much this particular Willow Tree angel was a reflection of what I value and I will treasure it all my days, passing it on as a special, significant keepsake. Thank you so much for such an inspiring, spiritual, beautiful angel. It means so much to me and I thanked the CNA for her gift.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Rosie Valandro in Barmera South Australia AUSTRALIA, December 2013

    This Christmas I was given a gift, the Remembrance figure, from a client of mine. I was so touched as this symbolized exactly how I feel. I lost my dear Mum six months ago and my sister, Marina, three years ago and my Father 10 years ago. My client [ Sharon ] knows exactly how I feel and to have this beautiful figure on my desk here at home means so much to me. I love it. I just look at it with happiness and think of my family members who are in Heaven now helping to ease the pain a little. Thank you Sharon and Willow Tree.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Sandy and Tobi V. in Boston, Ma, December 2013

    We received this beautiful little angel- Remembrance, from our oldest grandson and his fiance for Christmas. We were so very touched by the meaning of it all. Our family has suffered many setbacks this past year, and yet each of us keep struggling in faith, love and our memories to keep going to make things better. This delicate little angel really brightened up our day; because it meant that my grandson still remembers, as do we the really good times in our lives. Our love for our family is what sustains us in life. His fiance is a wonderful young woman, and we'll be proud to have her as a granddaughter someday. Thank you to the creator of these beautiful little statues, you can feel the love and caring, she has placed into each one.

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    Rememberence

    Submitted by Vern Grabski in Port Huron Mi. 48060, December 2013

    I received My Angel from to of our Dearest Friends,after the loss of a very special lady; whom we love like a mother, she was 97 years old and always ready to go out have fun and cheer everyone else up. God Bless Her & for Her!!

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Leonie Chatfield in Adelaide Hills, South Australia, December 2013

    I have just received a Remembrance Figure Piece from a student whom I have taught for the last two years in Grade 6 and 7. Georgina tells me that she has appreciated my teaching and loved our relationship and time together in our class teams. She has also noted that she has learned much from me - not just the curriculum but also the "life-lessons" which she will remember always. Georgina, her sisters and parents as well as her sentiments have touched my heart. She has also taught me many things that I wish to remember always just like her. Your beautiful Remembrance figure given to me by Georgina will sit on my teacher's desk as long as I do - always reminding me of Georgina and encouraging me to always be mindful of my students' needs and to work my best for all those I teach. Sincerely, Leonie

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Jessica Bryant in sunshine coast queensland, October 2013

    I had seen the Willow Tree figures a few times in gift shops and honestly didn't get it. I didn't understand the purpose, until my mum passed away suddenly at 58 from a brain aneurysm. It happened in a week. Everything was over, gone, without warning. I remember walking around the shopping center a month later still with this empty feeling over me. I don't think I had started to grieve, I was stuck. Then I saw it--this little figure with wings and a gold heart. As I read the ticket "Remembrance - Memories... hold each one safely in your heart" tears just fell and I cried. All the things I remember about my mum came flooding through my head and then I began to laugh and smile while still crying. At this moment I knew I had to take this little gold hearted angel home with me, because this is how I want to remember my mum. Now it has been two years and I am finally ready to share my story. Every day I wake up and I look at this gift Susan has given me and I remember my mum. Thank you so much Susan.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Julia in kokomo in, October 2013

    in remembrance of me and my husband's first child that died before birth. I will always have it close to remember that my baby is in a better place. God bless

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Molly Huth in Grand Rapids, MI, October 2013

    I received this beautiful figurine from my co-workers and boss after the passing of my Dad on Sept. 16 this year after his 11 year battle with cancer. I'm only 21 and not graduated from college. My Dad will not be physically present for the many milestones ahead for me. But with this figurine, I can remember all the memories I had with him. All these memories will be cherished and held in a special place in my heart.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Ros King-Sault in Sydney, June 2013

    I lost my mother 4 weeks ago and was deeply devastated! Struggling to come to terms with my loss, I was given the remembrance figurine from a friend. My healing process and acceptance of my mother's passing has been made more bearable with receiving the remembrance figurine. Thank you so much for the beautiful angels you make.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Melissa in NY, May 2013

    I received the Remembrance Angel as a gift at Christmas time from my brother and his wife. You see, I lost my 21 year old son in a tragic accident on Oct 27, 2012. I just absolutely broke down crying as I held it and looked to discover all the symbolism in her dress. It was to me the best gift and so appropriate. I hold it every day, and it sits on my night stand with my son's picture. I make it a point to have it facing the picture of my beautiful son's face. It has brought me great comfort. I also hold it while I pray on particularly hard days. I just love it and recently purchased the Healing Angel for my Grief Therapist. She expresses to me how much she adores it. I know what she means, as I adore mine so much. It is just beautiful. Thank you.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Kathy in New Hampshire, January 2013

    I was given this angel by a beautiful group of online friends after my husband passed away in December after a short battle with cancer. Although we had only been married about eight years, I cherish every memory of the life we had together, and will look to my new angel to provide me comfort in the coming days. My angel will also remind me of the dear group who sent her to me. Just as my angel has no “real” face, neither do I have a clue what these friends look like, yet they cared about me in my time of need. My other perception of this angel is that when I look at her, I feel like I’m looking at a mother who is cradling her baby, and looking down with love and protection. It’s just a feeling I get and I’m going to look to her for that love and protection for myself.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Tresa in Spanish Fork, UT, December 2012

    The tragedy in Newtown, Conn. has rocked the nation and the world. As a school secretary this tragedy hit close to home for me. I live in a small rural town in Utah, and as such can not even fathom the thought that someone could just walk into our school and start shooting. Quite often the adult children of the faculty and staff come to my school to see their parent and I never give it a second thought. The tragedy left a hole in my heart, so I went out and bought the Remembrance angel in honor of all the children and adults who lost their lives on Friday, December 14,2012 in Newtown, Conn. I will never forget them. God Bless you for touching the lives of so many through your art work. Sincerely, Teresa Duran-Gordon

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Vivian in Indiana, December 2012

    I bought this beautiful Angel after I lost my husband of 28 years to cancer. My dear husband went to be with the Lord Feb.4 2012. I miss him so much; sometimes it is almost unbearable.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Brenda in Illinois, August 2012

    I started my Mom with the Willow Tree Nativity several years ago and have been giving her various angels over the years. Imagine my delight and suprise when a co-worker gave me the Angel of Remembrance when my Dad passed away from cancer a week ago! I find peace and comfort just looking at the angel and thinking of all the memories my Dad and I made together. I am very fond of the angels and very impressed by the simple and profound artistry of each piece.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Heather in AB, August 2012

    On June 5th of this year our 15 year old son, Wade, took his life. We have been given the Father/Son & Mother/Son figurines and they sit on either side of a picture of him. Remembrance and Healing Angels sit with other angels I already had in a window. Just looking at them brings me comfort. Their simplicity and purity are beautiful, and the love and support that has been shown to us is symbolized in them. Our lives are changed forever and the angels & figurines remind us of the love we shared and the kind, caring person that he was. Thank you for creating them Susan

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Mrs Lorna in England, United Kingdom, August 2012

    I have been collecting the Willow Tree figurines and memory boxes. I now have Anniversy, Together, Father and Daughter, Father and Son, Sister and Brother, and Brother and Sister. I have been collecting them since I lost my husband very suddenly last year. It is a way to keep him in my thoughts. My daughter has Father and Daughter also. She says it reminds her of her father.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Janis in in, August 2012

    I have collected drifferent angels for years. Over the last few years my sister has given me a new Willow Tree angel every Christmas. Last Christmas my mother passed away unexpectedly. She loved roses and my sister found the Willow Tree holding a rose and bought it for me. Last week my dad passed away. Everyone who knew him said he had a heart of gold. Today I saw the Heart of Gold and its gold heart. I had to buy it. I know each Willow Tree comes with its own meaning, and each of mine has special meaning for me. Thank you.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Emily J. in WI, June 2012

    Dear Susan, My story is a little different, but it may show you how versatile and in what special ways your work is being used and is of comfort. I was severely abused as a child and into adulthood. I developed a form of Multiple Personality, or D.I.D as it is know today: Dissociative Identity Disorder. What most people don't realize about this is that it is a defense mechanism to help the child survive the unsurvivable. To heal, one must embrace and draw close to these "individuals" and much love can come from it. My Pastor who understood my story, actually held a small service for me in the church, when I was much healed and it was time to say Good Bye to my loved ones inside and leave the situation to the Lord. My dear friend from church gifted me with the remembrance angel after the service. I cherish it. You may share this story, if you feel it appropriate. Your work is so beautiful and meaningful. God Bless you. Emily

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Willow in AL/USA, May 2012

    I have always loved the Willow Tree work but had not collected any pieces. Remembrance became my first collected piece. I acquired it for the memory of my mother. Every time I see it I am reminded of her and it blesses my heart.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Paola in NJ, February 2012

    I have been a big fan of your pieces for many years, I own more than 35 pieces that represent many moments of my life thru pregnancy to motherhood and people in my life like my husband, my sister and parents, I love them all. Last month I lost my grandfather and I have been looking for the perfect piece to add to my collection on his memory,I found remembrance which i love.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Betty in Missouri, February 2012

    I've been collecting angels for a very long time. Each of them has a special meaning for me, wether I picked it up on a trip or it was a gift. One of the most special ones is Remembrance. My mother passed away in June 2010 after a short illness. Although I received several angels to remember my mom, Remembrance seemed extra special because of the small gold heart above the angel's crossed arms, as if to say, "I will always remember the love we shared." Just like the love of a mother.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Linda in TN, January 2012

    My dear stepmother just died of a very rare cancer. She suffered for a year, taking every chemo treatment offered her but nothing helped. She married my father in 1979 after my mother died of colon cancer. My stepmother was been a tremendous inspiration in my life for many years and I will miss her dearly.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Heather in Texas, January 2012

    My Willow Tree figure was given to me after my 15 year old son passed away on December 8, 2011. On the card it states Memories....hold each one safely in your heart, which I will do now and forever.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Clodagh in Ireland, December 2011

    We just lost our baby boy at 15 and half weeks. We are devastated, but we always want him to be remembered. We bought both sets of grandparents the Remembrance angel. Life will go on for them,but as life goes on for them I don't want our little man, their grandson, forgotten, We will have to learn to live with this pain, and in time our normal will be a different kind of normal from what it was. We got the Angel's Embrace for ourselves, and get great comfort looking at it and knowing that our boy is being looking after.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Kimberly in KY, August 2011

    On August 18th 2011, My husband and I went to the doctor to have the normal pregnancy check up. It wasn't. They never found the heartbeat that four weeks before had been so strong and perfect. We will always remember and love this child. The tiny golden heart... my angel.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Danielle in NY, July 2011

    My stepfather just recently passed away, and I received this angel from a dear friend of his. I will always be reminded of his love, quick wit, and amazing humor whenever I look at this figurine now. The woman who

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Rachael in Victoria, July 2011

    My mum passed away after a 16 year battle with cancer. She always told me a story that when she was first operated on she began floating over her body and eventually saw all three of her children (me being the youngest at 5). She told me that she had made a deal with "them" that no one could touch her until all her children were 21. I was 21 when she passed away. My sister gave me the Rememberance angel the day before the funeral. Every time I look at it I remember what my mum gave me, and how much we loved each other.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Marla in IL, June 2011

    I'd like to share my story about Shell, the person I am giving the Willow Tree "Remembrance" statue to. I am a school secretary and tomorrow is my last day of work after 30 years. It is with mixed emotions that I retire and open a new chapter in my life, but I've been so fortunate to have a great friend throughout all that time! Shell was a high school student when I first met her. She graduated, married and had a son who is the same age as my granddaughter. We were able to see each other off and on over the years at many school functions as we watched them grow up in our small community. I worked at the high school until the last ten years when I moved over to the primary school to enjoy lots of hugs from those special little ones!! Miss Shell worked at the public library where we'd visit often. An opening came up at the grade school for a teacher's aide and I was so thankful when Shell got the job! Having her in our school and around our office on a daily basis has been such a blessing to me and everyone else! I hope when she looks at her "Remembrance" statue she'll know that I will NEVER forget what it has meant to me to have her as a friend in my life. I love you, Shell, and every memory is held safely in my heart!

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Christine in NY, June 2011

    My 88 year old beloved father passed away after being in the hospital ICU for 98 days. He was my father, my teacher, my everything. I am so brokenhearted. One of my best friends gave me this angel as a gift and asked my husband to make sure I opened it in the car on the way to bury my father. It was so beautiful and made my heart fill will emotion. I have this Remembrance angel in my living room and each time I look at it I can think of my father and how much I love him. Thank you, Willow Tree for creating such a beautiful product.

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    Submitted by Laura in United Kingdom, June 2011

    I had been looking for this since September 2010 after my dad passed away. He left me a little bit of money, so I thought I would get this with his money, to remind me of him. After looking for nine months I finally found it. I love Willow Tree so much. This is my second one, and I hope to purchase more in the future. Thank you

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Melaney in MN, May 2011

    I lost my mom six months ago, very unexpectedly. I have really been sad, especially at Mother's Day. I decided that each year I will buy an angel for myself to think of her. I went to the store and saw the beautiful Willow Tree collection. It was hard to just pick one but I chose the Angel of Remembrance. It means so much to me. My mom ws my everything--my co-worker, my neighbor, my kids' only babysitter, but most of all my very best friend.

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    Submitted by Denise in Victoria, Australia, April 2011

    Three weeks ago today we lost our beautiful mum to cancer. We all miss her more than words can say. Today our brother & sister-in-law gave each of his four sisters the Remembrance piece, in memory of our mum. It's beautiful, and I shall cherish it, look at it daily and remember all of the beautiful things our mum would say and do. She did beautiful things, not just for her family, but to help total strangers who looked in need of a kind shoulder to lean on, or someone with whom to share a meal. Her motto in life was 'The More the Merrier," a wonderful motto for a mum of 7 children, nanna to 20 grand-children and great-nanna to 10. This is exactly what she would announce to anyone new she met and shared a smile with them. Now each day when I look at my Remembrance piece I will see our mum and nanna, forever the eternal nanna; remembered and loved for all eternity. Thank you Denise - Australia

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    Submitted by Debbie in Ontario, Canada, February 2011

    I just recently had a high risk pregnancy that ended in a miscarriage at nine weeks. I wanted some way to honour the life and love that brought it into being. A girlfriend suggested getting one of the Willow Tree statues and putting the conception and due date on the bottom so that it would be a remembrance. I chose the "Remembrance" statue as that baby will forever be in my heart. I'm grateful to have some way to commemorate the life and my loss at this sad time. It will always bring me comfort to look at it. Thank you.

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    Submitted by mandy in wyoming, January 2011

    In May 2009 I gave birth to two precious baby boys. They were born too soon and did not make it. Losing them has been the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. I still miss them very much. About three weeks after their birth a friend sent me the Angel of Remembrance. I have cherished it sitting in my living room reminding me there are two precious angels waiting for me in Heaven. I recently added Two Together to sit with my angel. They are adorable and a great figurine to remember my babies. I now want to start a Willow Tree collection and have picked out many pieces I will add in the future. Willow Tree figurines are beautiful and are a great way to celebrate special memories! Sincerely Mandy

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    Submitted by Vera in Aargau, January 2011

    I just came home from a wonderful ski and snowboard camp of our church and found a package on my bed. Through my oldest friend I got to know the Willow Tree figures and started loving them! So much expression! But I have never had one. In this package on my bed was my first (I don`t think its going to be the last) Willow Tree figure! It came from a woman I don`t remember talking to about Willow Tree figures. It was the figure "Remembrance" which means a lot to me because I have made wonderful memories in my life I don`t want to forget. Addionally, the woman said I was like an angel to her for helping her a few times. I was so touched! Its such a wonderful figure with the flowers on her dress and the golden heart! Vera

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Keven in Ca, December 2010

    My wonderful wife, and best friend for the past 24 years. lost her very brave fight against Pulmonary Hypertension on Halloween. She left myself and my three children, and we are all heartbroken. I am exhuasted from the pain and sadness but am afraid to let it go, so that I don't forget the amazing person she was. I opened the Angel and felt a little measure of comfort. I can't explain it, but I hope it continues.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Trisha in GA, December 2010

    My mother has been collecting Willow Tree for years now, and got me started also. She would buy special ones for us (mother/daughter) etc. Last month she suddenly passed away, and this has been the hardest few weeks ever. I found the remembrance figure, and bought one for myself and each of her 3 sisters (for Christmas). I will always hold this figure special because it symbolizes my Mom. I think these are beautiful works of art.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Rebecca in Vic, November 2010

    I just recently lost my best friend at the age of 23. She loved to collect all the different Willow Trees throughout different stages of her life. She even got one tattooed on her back. I've been finding it so hard without her. She was such a loving, caring and strong woman. She saved my life two years ago and I'm forever grateful. She was my guardian angel! I'm getting a tattoo of the Remembrance Angel and Guardian Angel intertwined, and it will represent my dear best friend Kristy. I will miss you forever but you will always be in my heart. Love you, Bec

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    Submitted by Wanda in Texas, September 2010

    I have collected many Willow Tree Angels for a number of years, but until the sudden loss of my twin brother, Charles, they were simply collectibles. My church choir presented me with the "Remembrance Angel" and now she has a special meaning. I have not only lost a brother, but a part of myself is lost. We played together, talked often and shared a special bond. Now when I look upon that angel I can remember my brother and all the memories of our life together. My heart aches for the loss but I know that when I gaze upon this angel and the memories come flooding into my heart that we are both smiling and running together once again in love and gratefulness.

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    Submitted by Veronique in Quebec, September 2010

    Last week I received an email telling my that my cousin's fiancee had suddenly passed away. These are two young people who had just started their lives. She was only 25 years old. My heart was torn. The thousands of miles that separate us made me feel powerless to offer him the comfort he needs, I'm in Canada and he's in Belgium. When I came across the Angel of Remembrance I couldn't imagine a better way to bridge the distance than by sending her to him. And now, the angel remains a symbol, for both of us, of a loving, gentle and beautiful young woman whose memory will forever live in a little statue, kindled by a candle in our hearts.

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    Submitted by Deborah in New York, September 2010

    I am a single mom with two children. I lost my dear father on 10-15-09. It still seems like yesterday. He was my director, my guidance, my counsoler and my mentor!! I find that as the days go by, I remember so many different qualities that my dad has given me! I am now realizing that I have carried many good qualities of his into my life and into my childrens' lives. I continue to carry these "gifts" with me each and every day. I adore your products and have collected them for the past three years. I know I will be purchasing "REMEMBER" product in great memory of my dear father. Thank you for all your precious gifts that I have collected over the years!

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Melanie in Pennsylvania, September 2010

    My mother-in-law and I would always go shopping at little craft stores around our county and would always enjoy finding little knick-knacks to sit around our houses. Through this, I started collecting the Willow Tree figurines and for my last birthday, my mother-in-law bought me a gift certificate to one of our favorite local craft stores so I could get any Willow Tree figurine I wanted. A couple of months later, my mother-in-law died unexpectedly. I still had my gift card, so I bought the Remembrance figurine to remember all the good times I had with her. She will be in my heart always.

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    Submitted by Faye in South Carolina, September 2010

    My daughters gave me my first Willow Tree piece several years ago. I collect one every occasion. My new Willow Tree piece is the Remembrance. My husband of eight years passed away April 27,2010. I was looking for something in Hallmark and the clerk went straight to it. This is so the right thing. Thank you so much.

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    Remembrance

    Submitted by Anna in Ohio, July 2010

    I recently lost my great aunt Janet, she was like a grandmother to me. This loss is still hard to accept and hard to recognize. I knew at some point I would get something else, other than gifts I'd be given from her, to remember her on a daily basis. I went shopping at the mall this weekend and a week ago I purchased a Willow Tree plaque for my mother for her birthday and I think I fell in love. I stood at the display racks of Willow Trees in this Hallmark store for about 15 mintues. When I finally got it together I saw this Remembrance angel; I didn't have to think twice if it was the right one. My aunt was a person that changed my life, inside and out and I miss her so much. But my love for her is still growing and her spot in my heart is larger then the hole that was ripped two weeks ago.

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    • Name: Remembrance
    • Materials: resin, metal
    • Measurements: 5"h
    • Sentiment: Memories... hold each one safely in your heart
      "Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.",