FOREVER Memorial CANDLES made with FLOWERS - from your Special Occasion - Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Funerals, New Baby


Shipping to United States: $16.50

I began making these forever candles many years ago for friends and family out of flowers from wedding bouquets, birthday flowers, anniversary flowers, new baby arrangements and flowers that are saved from funerals. Each candle is inspired by life but crafted by hand and is an original creation for the person that orders it. These candles will not burn away.* They are Hurricane type candles. They do not contain a wick of any sort.

Remembrance Candles will have some small holes in the wax and may even have some parts of flowers exposed due to the nature and uncertainty of flower petals mixing with wax. These small holes or petal exposures are not a flaw in the candle. They are part of the handmade beauty.

I have an 22-24 week turnaround time due to the amount of orders I have as well as issues with getting supplies in due to supply chain issues
Candles can be made in the following shapes:


Sizes are:

Petite - Only available in Square 3"W x 3.5-4" Tall and Round 3" x 3.5-4" Tall

Small: Varies from 4.5" up to 5.25" W X 4.5 Tall
The wide dimension depends on what shape you choose.

Medium: Varies from 4.5"up to 6.75" W X 5.5 - 6 Tall
The wide dimension depends on what shape you choose.

Tall: Varies from 4.5" up to 6.75" W X 8.5 - 9 Tall
The wide dimension depends on what shape you choose.

All candle sizes are nominal in the respect that each candle is hand crafted so there can be slight variances in height from one to another.

I must add that the candles that are pictured here were made with very full flowers. I cannot be held responsible for candles that do not show flowers well if the flowers that are sent are shallow, smaller or not enough for the size candle ordered.

Please be aware that flowers can settle in different ways in every candle. Therefore, each candle created in an order can and will look similar but also different due to the nature of wax and flowers being combined. If you want your candle to be fuller (which will result in less light coming through) or with fewer flowers (which will result in more light coming through) I will need to know this. Also, if you do not want flowers separated and only petals used, please specify in your order. At times I do separate blooms to fill out candles more if less flowers have been provided.

Candles are made with a lighted electric insert and a wood base, an oil fuel insert or Battery Operated LED Light.
(Candles do not contain a wick; the fuel cells do have a wick.) Please add an additional $22.00 to the price of the candle for the electric insert and base. We also offer LED light inserts that are battery operated. These are just $3.00 for the petite and small and $5.00 for the medium and tall and can be used with or without a wooden base. (The LED price is included in the total in the drop down box under the candles with LED) If just a wood base is added, the price is $14.50 in addition to the cost of the candle.



Flowers need to be mailed as soon as possible to ensure that I am able to dry them properly for the best finished look for your candles. To prep the flowers for mail, please remove them from water, cut the flowers from the stem leaving 2 inches of stem. Flowers that have been previously dried can be used for orders as well. Flowers should be wrapped for protection prior to mailing. This can be done with old gift tissue paper, dry paper towels, etc. The flowers can also be layered in a box with dry paper towels or old gift tissue paper between each layer of flowers.

If you have multiple candles being ordered or if you have specific flowers you want used for specific candles, please use brown paper bags to separate the flowers per candle. Please do not use any type of plastic bag for packaging as this will cause the flowers to decay/mold much more quickly.

I have found that boxes work well for shipping as well as USPS priority boxes. Multiple orders mailed together should be clearly marked for whom they belong to as well as which flowers are to be used and the candle shape and size. Please include greenery to be used such as leaves, baby breath, etc. Please be sure to include enough flowers for each size of candle being ordered.

The following can be used as a guide:

Petite: 4-5 small-medium flowers
Small: 5-6 small - medium flowers
Medium: 7-9 medium - large flowers
Tall: 9-16 medium - large flowers

Flowers of all types can be used. The flowers in the candles pictured in my shop are very full and mostly roses. Please be aware that your flower fullness ultimately depends on how much of the flower is seen when embedded into the candle. Small, thin flowers may not show up as well unless the candle is illuminated.

Please understand that I cannot change the color that a flower dries to. Red Roses for example can dry to a dark purplish color, maroon or even almost black depending on the type. Certain pink flowers can dry to a purple color. White flowers dry to an ivory color most of the time. Lighter flowers may have some browning due to the heat of the wax. I do everything humanly possible to prevent this but sometimes it is unavoidable. Much of this has to do with the type of flower and whether the florist has enhanced the blooms with an additive. I have found that certain flowers can change the color of the wax from translucent so please be aware of this. Some types of Lillies and some enhanced Carnations do this the most. The only flowers that I have found do not work well are spider mums. These flowers can fall apart during the drying and pouring process. They can be used but they may be separated petals once encased in the wax.

Flowers should be mailed to the following address:

Reflections of Life
P.O. BOX 242
Williamstown, KY 41097

IF you are placing an order for MULTIPLE items, please contact me to create a custom order so that I can be sure the shipping amount is correct for you. I offer discounted shipping if you are ordering candles as well as beads, or custom jewelry.

* Candles should not be left unattended while oil fuel insert is lit. Oil fuel inserts should not be lit for longer than 4 hours at a time.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

10 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 16 - 17 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I mail my flowers to?

Reflections of Life
P.O. Box 242
Williamstown, KY 41097

123 Ridgelea Drive
Williamstown, KY 41097

Do my flowers or petals need to be dried prior to shipping them to you?

I use a special process to dry flowers and petals that helps preserve the color of the blooms. I prefer to dry them myself so that I can ensure that the flowers are in the best possible condition.

How many petals are needed to make Remembrance Beads?

I need 4-5 petals of the bloom colors that the customer wants represented in the bead. I can make beads with less, they will just be smaller in size.

Can you use flowers or petals that are already dried?

Yes! I have great success using previously dried flowers to create Remembrance Candles and Remembrance Jewelry. If the colors have faded I can often times add a color enhancer or additional petals to create the desired end result.

What size bulb should I replace the light kit with?

Light kits for Petite or Small Candles should only be replaced with 4/5 watt bulbs. Medium or Tall Candles should only be replaced with 7 watt bulbs. If you replace the bulb with a higher wattage bulb, it can cause damage to the candle.

Do Remembrance Candles have a wick or burn away?

The Remembrance Candles that I create are hurricane style. The Candles do not contain a wick. They use a fuel cell or a light kit that is similar to a night light. An LED battery powered light can also be used.

Can you make Remembrance Candles or Remembrance Jewelry with ashes?

Yes! Etsy does not allow me to sell these items on their website as it goes against their policies. You may contact me directly at 859-393-1770 or email me at for more information.

Monica is absolutely wonderful to work with. She always responded quickly to my messages. I was kept up to date on my order and when I didn’t receive my shipment, she was immediately on the phone with FedEx resolving the issue. I have never worked with someone as hands on as she is! Her work in every candle we had made was PERFECT! I purchased 5 candles for Christmas gifts. They were made using my grandmothers funeral flowers. Each family member loved their candle. Thank you Monica for creating another way to keep my grandmothers memory alive.

Most beautiful remembrance candle ever 💙

Candle matched exactly what we had hoped it would.

Excellent memorial candle for our loved one to and remember my cousin.

This is our 2nd time ordering memorial candles from Monica. The candles look exactly how we thought they would.

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