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Willow Tree is an intimate line of figurative sculptures that speak in quiet ways to heal, comfort, protect and inspire. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each figure from her studio in Kansas City Missouri. We offer cake toppers, angels and figures of flowers, animals and much more which represents an emotion or it marks a memory.

Meaningful Sympathy Gift Ideas for Grieving Friends

Offering sympathy to grieving friends and family members during a difficult time can often be challenging. There’s no surefire way to know which bereavement gifts would make the person feel comforted and supported. Willow Tree carries a collection of beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted sculptures that capture the essence of hope during a difficult time. Designed by artist Susan Lordi, these artisan figurines make wonderfully touching sympathy gifts.



Reflecting on memories can be a cathartic and soothing process for grieving family members and friends. The Remembrance sculpture symbolizes holding each memory safely in your heart forever. A feminine angel with looped wire wings stands with her arms folded over her heart. Her white dress includes intricately carved vines and other nature-inspired greenery. The simplicity and heartfelt sense of sympathy expressed by this gift offers a long-lasting reminder of comfort, remembrance, and healing for a grieving friend or loved one.


The gesture of this female figurine symbolizes relief as she releases a white dove into flight. When searching for sympathy gifts, this encouraging sculpture acknowledges an individual's strength and ability to move forward. This expression of sympathy is a beautiful and positive contrast between mourning and relief. This gift is a sweet expression for those who have lost family members to long-term illness or other difficult battles. It’s also a lovely gesture for religious and spiritual families.

Warm Embrace

This feminine figurine is a lovely and meaningful gift for those who have lost a joyful loved one. This nature-themed sculpture features a young girl holding a bouquet of yellow flowers, symbolizing the warm embrace of summer. If this figurine reminds you of the grieving family or the deceased, it might serve as a lovely and respectful reminder. Susan Lordi’s beautiful sculpture captures the feeling of warmth felt when surrounded by loving family and friends.

Hug Plaque

Losing a furry family member can be difficult for any family. The Hug Plaque is a beautiful symbol of the relationship between children and their dogs. A young boy hugs a puppy in a close embrace, an expression of friendship and love. Hang this plaque on the wall or set it on a credenza for a sentimental display. When searching for sympathy gifts for pet owners, this one showcases the boundless love between humans and their dear pets.


For memorial gifts, this figurative sculpture expresses sympathy and respectful remembrance of a member of the military or police force. The Hero figurine quietly honors the courage of the hero who has passed away and the strength he or she left behind. It acknowledges the personal loss of the family, while memorializing the service of the one who has passed. A female figure stands in a white dress holding a folded American flag, keeping safe the memory of the soldier. This elegant sculpture captures the patriotism and honor of public service.

About Willow Tree

Providing an intimate line of figurines and sculptures that speak in quiet ways to display the love of family and the quiet joy that love brings to life, Willow Tree has inspired gift-giving since 1999. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves each original figure from her studio in Kansas City, Missouri. Without facial expressions, these beautiful figurines depict emotion through gestures only… a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body. The simplicity of form and absence of facial features leave Willow Tree figures open for personal emotional interpretation. From her first nativity gifts nearly 20 years ago, Susan inspires meaningful gift-giving from the heart.

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