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How Memory Lamps Bring Comforting Light, Warmth, and Reminders of Loved Ones

The passing of a loved one can be one of the hardest life moments we experience. As we watched our friends and family grieve, we might not be able to find the perfect comforting words or feel that a bouquet of bereavement or sympathy flowers is just not enough to express our condolences. Here at Durocher Florist, the top flower shop in Springfield, MA, our job is to ensure you can show up for your loved ones in both times of celebration and in times of need. That is why our shop not only carries flowers and gifts but something extra special, too – memory lamps.

A Guide to Understanding Memory Lamps


This beautiful Tiffany-style piece contains hand-cut pieces of stained glass, each wrapped in fine copper foil. Improve the ambiance of any room with warm lighting created by this Tiffany-style table lamp. With vibrant shades of color and a dragonfly inspired design, this eye-catching lamp has a traditional style that blends well with any decor.

Tiffany Style Red Dragonfly

How Did the Tradition of Memory Lamps Begin?

On their own, lamps can be used to light up a cozy corner for reading, prayer, or meditation. Stemming from ancient Egypt, stained glass evolved into decor for walls and windows of churches and eventually depicted specific stories from the bible. In the 19th century, Louis Tiffany created a signature colored glass lamp, known as the Tiffany Lamp, which has become an inspiration for various artists and manufacturers today. These unique and eclectic pieces grew into symbols of light and hope during difficult times of loss, and are now popular tokens of love, sympathy, and remembrance after someone passes.

Tweet Tweet. Handcrafted using the same techniques that were developed by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the early 1900's, this Tiffany Style piece contains 400 handcut pieces of real stained glass and 28 all-glass cabochons. This lamp features cardinal twins perched on an antique bronze finish base. The leafy branch lamp shade design includes hues of amber, blue, green, ivory, and red. Enjoy the multi-functionality of this lamp: Shade Lit, both shade and base lit or just base lit for a nightlight ambiance. This decorative lamp will brighten your living room, bedroom or dining room with colors and light. This lamp accommodates two (2) 60 W bulbs under the shade, two (2) 1.8 W bulb for the cardinals (included) and a 60" cord.

Cardinals Perched Table Lamp

What Are Memory Lamps?

Most commonly used as an expression of sympathy after a loved one has passed; memory lamps are gifts of both beauty and light. During a difficult or otherwise dark time, memory lamps can be sent to close friends and family as permanent reminders of their loved one. They are also a unique and meaningful addition, or alternative, to bereavement arrangements or sympathy flowers.

This gorgeous memory lantern is made from quality composite wood and a stainless steel copper finish top. It features a built-in automatic timer which runs for 6 hours on and 18 hours off 3-AAA batteries. Inscribed with a sentimental quotes.... "Those we hold in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever."

“Hearts Forever” Lantern

Why Should You Send a Memory Lamp?

Since memory lamps are a beautiful and sweet reminder of loved ones as the light illuminates their home, they should be sent as a thoughtful gesture and nice gift for someone who is missing a loved one or going through a grieving process. Memory lamps are an elegant reminder of the warmth and love we felt from those that have passed on.

This beautifully sculpted Angel with Stars vase lamp makes a unique bereavement gift. This soft yet gentle angle blowing a golden horn is flying through the soft blue sky along with golden stars. Measures 5"h x 4"w and includes a 15-watt bulb.

Angel with Stars Memory Lamp

What Are the Different Styles of Memory Lamps?

In addition to their light, memory lamps are often stained glass, hand-painted, or offer a lovely quote. While Tiffany-styled memory lamps are the most popular, Durocher also carries a wide variety of dragonflies, butterflies, and handmade Irish-themed memory lamps. Each style is meant to capture a precious memory or comforting association you had with your loved one so that you can be reminded each time you turn your lamp on and off or simply admire it from across the room.

This colorful butterfly accent lamp brings light and joy to any room's décor. Crafted from 100 pieces of hand cut glass. The wings of this butterfly are brilliant hues of Red, Blue and Yellow.

Butterfly Wings Accent Lamp

Where Can You Buy a Memory Lamp?

In addition to local delivery around the Springfield area, memory lamps can be purchased on the Durocher website and scheduled for delivery anywhere in the world. No matter where your loved ones are, near or far, you can send them this memento of hope, light, warmth, and love.

As the passing of a loved one can turn into a hard time for your family and friends, we know you want to send your love and condolences to help them through their grieving process. Memory lamps are a wonderful gift all on their own as well as a beautiful item to pair with a sympathy floral arrangement. Your friends here at Durocher Florist are always happy and willing to give you a hand with selecting the perfect piece or finding the right words to send along with your gift.