After her husband passed away from lung cancer, her children were left distraught. To ease the pain of loss, one Canadian mother decided to make pillows out of his clothes as a way to keep his spirit alive.
Before attaching heartwarming notes “from Dad” to the fabric, the mother created memorial pillows, using her late spouse’s flannel shirts. On Christmas Day, she then gave them to her two children as presents, Daily Mail reports.
A heartwarming memorial pillow made by a Canadian mother from her late husband’s flannel shirt is now capturing people’s attention.
One of the notes reads, “This is a shirt I used to wear. And when you hold it I’ll be there. Love Dad xoxo,” which was written on brown paper by the woman’s sister-in-law and sewn onto the pillow via a piece of string.
One of the children posted a photo of their pillow to Reddit, saying: “My father passed away from lung cancer in July. Mom had these gifts made for me and my brother,” on Monday.
A picture of their brother’s pillow, as well as an image of their father wearing the same flannel shirt that was used to create the memento, was later uploaded by the user known only as Valaniswin.
Velaniswin described the picture of the first pillow as “the best gift I’ve ever received,” which has been liked more than 166,000 times, after being shared on Parentdish Canada’s Facebook page.
Pictured above is their late father wearing one of his favorite flannel shirts, which was later on sewn into a pillow (below) by his wife after his death from cancer. The mother then gave them as presents to her two children on Christmas Day.
Transformed into a memorial pillow, the blue-and-yellow flannel shirt now serves as the perfect memento for the children.
“My mouth fell open when I saw this! How incredibly thoughtful, exceptionally sweet, and very creative besides!!” were the astonished words of user Audrey Puntureri Phillips.
Dubbed as the practice of “upcyling,” subscribers also shared their own pictures of memorial objects that have been crafted from passed loved one’s apparels. Quilts, blankets, and bears were among them.
“My daughter’s favorite t-shirt. I sleep with it every night,” said Jodie Keast after posting an image of a grey-colored pillow, created from her late young daughter’s favorite Cookie Monster T-shirt.
Jodie Keast keeps the memory of her daughter alive, by sleeping with the pillow every single night. The love of a mother truly knows no bounds.
A pillow created from her deceased father’s T-shirt and jacket, Ashly Albers shares the image as a tribute.
The photo below of colorful teddy bears lined up on a bed, was shared by Rachel Sweeney, from Belfast, UK.
Along with the caption: “My dad passed 7 years ago, I recently made this little bear from his jacket,” Sharon Shazza Morris uploaded this picture of a stuffed brown teddy bear (left).
The page also featured more photos of “upcycled” mementos. With ones like a duvet stitched together with T-shirts, a teddy bear made from a late mother’s floral blouse, a quilt created from ties, and a pillow with a touching note that reads: “from Papa.”