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
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.