When my best friend passed away I had zero clue on what kind of sympathy gift to send to her husband. Then I saw this. He was overjoyed with how thoughtful and meaningful this gift was. A tree that will continue to grow & live on in her memory. Thank you for a beautiful idea.
I am so sincerely sorry for the loss of your very dear friend. I know this has left an emptiness in your heart as well and although not together in this world anymore, she is still laughing with you and will remain your best friend in your eternal life.
We are so honored that we could be a part of such a special memorial to this extraordinary, amazing woman. May her husband, her family and her friends all find some peace and comfort in their healing as this oak tree will continue to grow past all their lives and carry on her memory and great strength that she proved in her life.
We sent the tree to someone who is a Bible teacher, referencing the verse above. She posted this on her Instagram account: Yesterday this oak tree sapling was delivered to my house in a tall, thin box — an early birthday present from some longtime, dear friends.At first I was a bit baffled as to why someone would send such a gift to a sixty-four-year-old woman who likely will not be around to see this tree grow to maturity.Further, I have no idea how to plant a tree. And it’s going to take some time and effort to figure this out. A gardener I am not! It was a bit of a challenge just to get the burlap and plastic packaging off and get the “tree” in a small pot and watered so it won’t dry up before I have a chance to plant it. Is it really worth all this effort?, I wondered.Then it struck me. “This is the perfect gift!,” I said to Robert. “This sapling is a picture of my calling in this season of life — to invest in the lives of younger women … to plant seeds for a time I will not live to see.”This oak sapling is small, weak, and fragile. But properly planted and rooted, in time it will come to represent strength and endurance. It will provide shade and enjoyment for those coming after me, even as Robert and I so enjoy the beauty and shade of a majestic, mature white oak perched on our river bank — planted many years ago by someone who probably did not live to see the fruit of his or her efforts.To be sure, this calling to plant seeds of faith and grace in younger women’s hearts is not an easy one; it takes time and effort. I have a lot of learning to do. And the results require a ton of patience—at times, it looks like nothing is happening.But here’s what I know: If I am faithful now, it will be worth the effort and the wait. And generations yet to come will be blessed.“… that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified” (Isaiah 61:3).PS: Mamas with littles … hope this encourages you, too. You are doing a good work — planting saplings for a day you may not live to see. It will be worth it!THANKS for a PERFECT gift and a wonderful lesson!
Thanks so much for the nice review of the Oak Tree you sent your friend. We are so very delighted that we could be a part of this special birthday present. I'm glad to hear it arrived safely and that she was able to continue to spread God’s word and her missionary purpose with this gift.
Happy Birthday Nancy! Thank you for being such an amazing person and dedicated disciple to share your gift of wisdom and inspiration to so many, including myself. You truly are a shining example of what we ALL should inspire to be. I would like to thank you for inspiring me and motivating me to remember what is important, how to change my perception. “Nothing is beautiful from every point of view, but never lose an opportunity to see beauty in everything.” What a beautiful soul you are, and your words truly warmed my heart and opened my mind.
Very professional. Arrived in a timely manner and recipients were very touched by the thought and are currently picking the appropriate place to plant in memory of the family patriarch. Good distraction and great way to have the family get together once again in remembrance. Pictures showed a healthy tree packaged beautifully with instructions and thoughtful prose. thank you.
Thank you for the nice review you posted of the Oak tree you recently bought for the Baldwin family. We appreciate your loyal business!
I sent an oak tree to a friend. It arrived on time and it was beautifully presented. Thanks so much. I'll definitely use this service again.
Dear Nancy -
We are very delighted to know that we have earned your business. We appreciate you .
The Oak tree is one of the most loved trees in the world, and with good reason. It’s a symbol of strength, morale, resistance, and knowledge. Oak is often associated with honor, nobility, and wisdom. They are known to easily surpass 300 years of age making it a powerful life-affirming symbol. A true living legend representing all that is true, wholesome, stable, and noble. We send our continued condolences, thoughts, and prayers for the family.
Delivered very quickly from Florida to Michigan I had the tree delivered to the people that I was sending it to within three days it came very well package tree was in great shape very beautiful tree I will definitely order from them again
We thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special gift. We appreciate your business.
We strive for excellence by providing top quality products and superb customer service. We are very happy to know that our effort has been able to meet your expectations. We look forward to serving you again in the future.
We hope that Scott and Betty will continue to heal and find peace and comfort. May this Oak remind them of strength and endurance for many years to come.
My friend received her Oak Tree was amazed at how beautful it was. It was delivered in excellant condition with great information on how to plant and care for the tree. Thank you so much for such a wonderful gift to give to my friend.
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review and the kind words you shared. We appreciate your business.
We hope this tree will continue to remind your friend of all the things it resembles and symbolizes; Wisdom, strength, and endurance. May she have the wisdom to know "it is not the length of life, but the depth of that life". May she find strength from within even on her toughest days and the endurance to always try a little more. Wishing peace, comfort, and happiness.
We look forward to serving you in the future.
All the best,
It was packaged well and very hearty- lots of leaves. It was the perfect gift !
We strive for excellence in all that we do. Providing top quality products and service to our customers is our mission. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special gift. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon.
All the best,
We were so happy to find this! This is such a better option than what the funeral home had to offer. We wanted something that would last much longer for our sweet friends to remember the loss of their loved one. They absolutely loved their tree!! The delivery was quick and it was in great condition when it arrived several hundred miles away!! We will be ordering from you guys everytime from now on!
Dear Lauren -
Thank you for your kind words in the review. We appreciate your business.
We are small family owned farm and we are committed to providing quality products and excellent customer service. We strive for excellence in all that we do and are pleased to know that we have earned your business. We know how special each and every tree or plant that leaves our farm is meant to be and the comfort and peace it should bring.
Although, we have a wide variety of tree, you made a perfect choice with this oak! To symbolize strength, resilience, and wisdom. We hope this tree will find a way to remind the recipient of all of these. Put your roots down and remain strong, reach your hands to the sky in wisdom and knowledge, and the strong branches that reach out with endurance and perseverance.
Healthy Tree & Great Customer Service
My girlfriends and I ordered the oak remembrance tree as a gift for the passing of her dad. We then found out that her dad's favorite tree was the magnolia, so I contacted customer service and asked if we could change our order. They changed it with no problem and when it arrived it was VERY healthy and well grown, so less of a chance it wouldn't survive. I highly recommend this company!
We are so very delighted to know that our commitment to excellence has proven to meet your expectations. We appreciate your business.
This is such an amazing story and it is more than delightful to hear that we could help spread kindness. The Oak is a symbol of wisdom, strength and endurance and this describes her "dad" in her eyes, she will forever remember him this way. And the magnolia tree symbolizes purity and nobility, which is how he grew, how he hoped to be remembered, and truthfully he was probably both. The Magnolia tree is also known for its healing powers. So we hope it continues to provide healing powers.
Thank you for allowing us to be part of a such a significant memorial.
While I can't speak for the tree itself, as it was delivered to someone at a different address. I can say this company has exceptional customer service! I had to email them right after my purchase because I entered the wrong delivery address. They were so quick, friendly and willing to correct my error with no trouble at all. Great customer service is what keeps me returning to any company. Should I ever need a service such as this in the future, I will be a returning customer.
I know really out of our control, however, I apologize again for the error that occurred with the delivery.
Thank you for the kind words in the review. We appreciate your business. We strive for greatness and excellence in all that we do and we are honored to have earned your business for such a special gift. We have a very small staff for customer service and we take pride in feeling that we have done the best we can do for each and every customer.
Thank you again! We hope and wish for you to have many continued blessing and happiness.
They really loved the card in advance and when it shipped, the condition of the tree was great. They already planted it and they were so grateful for the thoughtful gift. Our family has used this company multiple times and each time, the recipient loves it! I will certainly recommend this company to others.
We strive for excellence and our committed to providing top quality products and customer service. We are very pleased to hear that our efforts have been able to meet your expectations. We appreciate your business.
Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special gift.
We are honored to have earned your loyal business in your thoughtful gifts.
I ordered this gift for my step mother when her sister passed away. The tree arrived right when I was told it would and it really is beautiful. The only issue was a mistake made on the tag, the wrong date was put on it. I emailed right away and a replacement tag was received within a couple of days.
Dear Debbie -
Thank you again for your recent purchase. We appreciate your business.
We send our thoughts and continued prayers to your "bonus mom" during the loss and grief of her sister.
Our apologies again for the error. However, we appreciate the opportunity to make it right and correct.
We look forward to serving you again in the future.
We selected a large memorial oak for a dear friend who lost his grandfather. The presentation was exactly as fantastic as it looks on the website, which never happens shopping anywhere else. It arrived exactly when we were told it would. The entire experience was just amazing, and our friend was so very touched. I highly recommend Seeds of Life.
Dear Diane -
Thank you for the positive review and the kind words. We were absolutely delighted! This is really valuable to us and helps us keep improving.
A wonderful way to remember a nature lover
I selected the oak remembrance gift in honor of my uncle who was a land surveyor in Arkansas for 50 years. He could walk into any forest and immediately name all the trees and identify animal tracks that were invisible to the eye. The oak tree arrived earlier than expected and was a delight to his family. The process of selecting, ordering, and processing payment was very easy. I appreciated the email updates to let me know the status of the purchase. The tracking for delivery was also helpful, since I live away from this family, I was able to track the delivery and then touch base with them after the tree had arrived.
This is such an amazing story and it has truly delighted us to know that we can be a part of such a wonderful memorial for such an amazing man!
We truly hope that as this magnificent memorial tree continues to grow that each root grows deep and strong, may the branches touch the clouds as if they were arms raised in praise. May this Oak tree provide a place for the family to enjoy the memories and all those that come under it feel the embrace of love.
We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again.
My last purchase was for the oak tree and the recipient was quite happy with the tree! I have been using Seeds of Life for several years now and have always been more than happy with my purchase. Thank you for always sending a quality product and your attention to detail. I highly recommend Seeds of Life!
Thank you for the positive review and the kind words. We were absolutely delighted to have earned you as a loyal customer! I am so sorry we have had to earn this business through such sorrow times.
The perfect gift in memory of loved ones
The perfect gift for a dear friend who lost her father. He lived a very long life and passed peacefully with loved ones. She couldn’t have thanked me enough for how perfect this gift was.
Thank you for choosing us to help honor your friend's dad and in the efforts of spreading kindness. We appreciate your business.
We send our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers for continued healing to your dear friend. Although she may not have her dad with her physically on this earth, may she feel strength and comfort as she watches this beautiful tree grow in his memory. This will allow his legacy to live on for many years to come.
Very beautiful oak tree. Outstanding customer service.
So very pleased with our purchase. From order to delivery everything was top notch. Absolutely will order again!
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We appreciate your business.
We are always stiving to provide top quality products and exceptional customer service. We continuously work on innovative ideas to improve and make the experience with Seeds of Life that of something that is memorable. Thank you for choosing us.
This enduring oak will continue to grow and thrive for years to come. Providing strong roots, to remind us to stay grounded, strong branches to remind us to reach for the sky and branch out and providing peace and shade for generations to come.
The tree my sister in law received did not look anything like the picture on your website. I am embarrassed that I sent such a sad tree. If I could attach a picture I would.
I am so sorry that you were disappointed. I know that you put a lot of thought into the purchase of this special gift, and I am saddened to know we didn’t meet your expectations. We take great pride in our products and our customer satisfaction.
We guarantee all our products sent within the previous six months. I am so sorry that you didn’t feel comfortable to contact us directly to allow us to make this right. Our professional staff will also strive to answer any questions to ensure the successful growing experience with our legacy.
However, I welcome you to please contact the office directly and speak with one of our customer service specialists. Anyone of our team members will be happy to further discuss the details and send a replacement. We want to ensure your recipient receives the quality product you expected, and we are somehow able to re-earn your trust.
Seeds of Life
Did not get a 4’ tree that we paid for. Very disappointed in this time of grief.
I am so very sorry, you were initially disappointed in the product that was received. I know that you put a lot of thought into this gift and wanted the recipient to receive the size tree you had intended and paid for.
These trees tend to have a variation of size from 3-4 foot. I again apologize that they must have received the shorter size. We encourage all of our customers to contact as soon as possible, with any issues, concerns or questions.
However, after our customer service rep was able to speak with you, I want to thank you for allowing the opportunity to humbly try to make this right. We are in fact sending an additional tree, personally doing a quality check to ensure that it meets or exceeds the larger size .
We hope this effort will re-earn your trust.
We received a lovely Enduring Oak as a sympathy gift. We admired the packaging, as well as the tree itself. It impressed us so much that we purchased one as a gift for friends, and it was well-received. We will be a return customer. Thank you.
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review and your kind words within that review. We appreciate your business.
We take pride in every step of our products from seedlings, to growing, to packaging and all the way to the moment it arrives on the recipient's door step. Our hope is that the each person feels the meaningful way that was intended; Symbolic of hope, love, support and encouragement. The trees are long lasting gifts that can be enjoyed for years to come. Grown with love and gifted with love and concern.
They were very happy and touched by the memorial they can always have and see. It arrived fast. Well done we couldn’t be more thankful.
The recipient was touched by the memorial tree, the presentation was lovely, and the shipping was fast. We'd definitely consider another gift from Seeds of Life. Well done!
Thank you for your business, we appreciate you.
Extending our prayers and blessings to you and the recipient.
We look forward to serving you again.
Very happy with the quality and options that accompanied this purchase. This tree was received with heartfelt gratitude and love as a living tribute to deceased son, my nephew. The oak is an enduring symbol of strength and growth. So happy with this decision. Would highly recommend it.
Hello Cathy -
Thank you for your business and taking the time to complete a review.
We send our deepest thoughts and condolences for the loss of your loved one. We are honored to be a part of the healing process and hope that you and your family will find peace and strength through the most difficult times.
This is my second purchase and it was great. Tree was in great shape, new leaves, and the recipient enjoyed it as well.
The family was so surprised to get this gift. They said it was a unique and thoughtful gesture. They were amazed at the quality and care in which it was prepared and delivered.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a pleasant review. We try to ensure that we sell the best quality products that are properly packaged and shipped to arrive with special care.
I hope this gift will bring peace, joy and forever enduring memories for this family as they enjoy the delight of seeing it grow.
Thank you again for your business, we appreciate you and look forward to serving your special occasions in the future.
All the best,
Heartfelt quality product with fast delivery
We recently bought a tree as a memorial for a dear friend. The quality and service was outstanding. She was so appreciative. As it turns out the person we were honoring loved trees as a child. It was perfect
Seeds of Life are amazing! I would definitely use them again and again. Shipping was very quick, I received messages every step of the shipment and the tree was perfect!
This was my second "in memory" tree I've gifted. In both instance, the families loved their trees. They arrived exactly when I was informed it would and were in perfect condition. The symbolic gesture of something living in place of someone who has passed and the oak meaning of strength and reaching towards heavens meant so much. They were planted along with loving notes with the root. Highly recommend
Large Enduring Oak Memorial Tree
I’m so happy that I found this company online. My son in law lost his father and my husband and I were looking for something to show him we were thinking of him and felt for his loss. He loves trees and plants, so we knew this would be a gift he would cherish. I loved that the company sends a card right away to let them know the gift has been ordered and then they send the tree at the right time for planting. He’s known for months that it was coming, and was excited to receive it this week. I’ll definitely remember this company in the future.
Perfect !!!! A wonderful way to honor a loved one.
Enduring Oak (medium)
Thank you so very much for carefully growing, packaging and delivering this beautiful tree. Our friend was moved to receive it with the beautiful card and engraved ornament as a memorial to her husband.
Enduring Oak and Remembrance Tag
I sent the Enduring Oak with remembrance tag to my cousin in memory of her father who had recently passed. She was overwhelmed to have received it. She was very happy with it and said she would plant it in a place of honor. Thank you for such a beautiful gift to send at a time of such sorrow. I ordered it on a Sunday evening and it was delivered on Thursday early evening. Great customer service.
So happy with this company and the product. We sent a live oak to friends who lost a child. They were so touched by this gift and immediately planted it in their back yard. We will certainly order from Seeds of Life again.
Absolutely beautiful and delivered with special care
Thank you so much for taking great pride in your service. The products are delivered with such care and clearly noticed by the recipient. It amazes me to see the pictures I receive and how beautifully put together they are. The dedication of your service is nothing I’have ever experienced. ❤️ THANK YOU!!!!
A beautiful oak tree was sent to a colleague to remember and celebrate his father's life. The family loved it and we are thankful for this service.
I came across Seeds for Life because i was looking for something to send to my brother & sister-in-law to commemorate their son who passed away unexpectedly. My brother called me, upon receipt, of the oak tree to say they both cried and were very touched. The tree arrived very quickly, and i found customer service to be very helpful. The title of the company says it all. If you’re looking for a gift to help ease pain of loss, and keep the memory alive - i would definitely recommend this choice.
I live in Houston and my Mom and Step Dad live 7 hours away. So when my step-dad lost his mom and sister due to Covid, we bought a spray for the funeral but the day before the funeral the flowershop emails me that they cancelled my online order. We received the link for seeds of life through a coworker of mine, and I have to say that I'm so glad that I didn't spend my money at that stupid online flowershop. We bought the oak tree and were able to fit both names of my step-dads mom and sister and it was carefully delivered in a box without damage! At the end of the day we saved $40 on something that will last for a long time as the spray would have just died. So thank you Seeds of Life for the best gift we could have given! Thank you so much!💛
Family said plant a tree, well I thought it would be better if they had one for their front yard , so I had you send them an red oak.. They loved it.
This was just the perfect gift for my friends during their time of grief. The product was true to the description and professionalism of seeds of life made this a seamless & thoughtful giving process. Beautiful and timeless, Thank you.
Gave this to a friend who lost her Grandfather and was not disappointed. This is a great gift arrived early and in good condition.
Everything that I hoped for!
Thank you Seeds of Life. This sympathy gift was delivered timely and arrived without issue. I appreciate the promptness and professionalism around such a sensitive topic.
Arrived in a timely manner as always. Trust this company and hope plants thrive for gift recipients.Have had previous recipients send pictures of trees growing and blooming and so appreciative when blooming on anniversaries of lost loved ones.
The tree was sent with memorial tag. The family loved the tree and will plant at one of their family members home in front yard. Meant so much to them. This is not the first time we have purchased a Seeds of Life memorial tree...4th time. Every time the trees have been so beautiful and appreciated by the family...truly provides comfort during a very difficult time. Thank you for having this business..we appreciate you!!
They responded quickly to email change of order request and the item was delivered with care. The recipient was grateful for such a unique way to remember her loved one.
I have purchased a variety of memorial plants and trees over several years. It is my go to and everyone loves to have something to watch grow and remind them daily of their loved one. I will continue to purchase Seeds of Life always beautiful on time and grow just as they promise. The prices are always right and I am very pleased with everything I have purchased.
So glad to have this option
The tree arrived in perfect condition, and I felt confident in its survival on my friends' land, knowing that a variety had been chosen by Seeds of Life that grows well in their climate. This is such a beautiful and unique way to honor a life and comfort those who are bereaved.
Shipped promptly, arrived in good condition, and very easy ordering. Wonderful product from a wonderful company!
The tree arrived in a very timely manner with good directions and in great shape. Unfortunately, it seems a deer (or some other animal) enjoyed all the branches a couple of days after I planted it. I don't know if it will survive.
i sent this tree and another bush to a close family who lost their dad/grandad/husband. The tree will some day provide shelter and protection for those ledt behind. They planted both right away. Of note, i had just lost my mom and a friend sent me the magnolia- i love that i have it to look at every day, really such a perfect gift...i will be forwarding this bit of love to others to bring them the same joy mine brought me
The ordering was easy. I messed up on the address (autocorrect) I emailed them and they got back to me really fast to advise that they updated it correctly. The shipping was fast (4 days), faster than any other product I’ve ordered through the covid19 pandemic. The tree was about 3 - 4 ft tall and easy enough for me (5 ft 110 lbs) to handle alone. It came with instructions and was very easy to plant.
I have sent these lovely trees for a few different occassions, Whether its in memory of a loved one or celebrating a happy anniversary, this is a beautiful tribute and one that keeps on giving as it grows.
Customer service was excellent
I made a mistake on my message and didn't realize it until after my order was placed. I contacted customer service and they answered right away and fixed the issue.
I sent this tree to my good friend who lost her father to cancer and she said it was beautiful. She was really touched by it and the Willow angel I sent. I will he using this company again in the future.
I’m not a flower person, so when I was looking for a gift for my sister and brother-in-law after a child’s death, I found this company. The initial card they sent was beautiful. The tree just got delivered recently (best planting time in North Texas) and it was beautiful, along with the tree tag. Thank you so much!
Oak Tree & Engraved Cross
Purchased this for a dear friend who lost her unborn son. She was so appreciative of the tree and the sentimental cross engraved that we ordered with it. She and her husband planted the tree in their backyard and it looks beautiful. I hope that she sees the tree every day to remember their beautiful baby.
Seeds of Life exceeded my expectations. I could not have been more pleased. The recipient's thank you note included a photo of the oak tree I sent which was larger and more beautiful than I expected:) Entomologist D.Tallamy has written that an oak tree can support the caterpillars over 500 species of butterflies and moths. Those caterpillars are a critical food source for over 96 percent of our native songbirds. A grand tree to celebrate a grand life!
This gift touched hearts!
I have purchased twice from Seeds of Life and had nothing but an excellent experience each time. The Memorial Trees purchased touched the hearts of the person or family that I bought them for. Such a lovely gift that will last for a lifetime.
Great product, tree was bigger than I thought. Will do business with again.
These trees are the perfect way to tell someone you care. As they grow they continue to give, love is shared.
I have ordered the Enduring Oak on two occasions for coworkers. They absolutely loved it. It is an outstanding living memorial for their loved one.
The family so appreciated this Enduring Oak Remembrance Gift. I had it delivered so that it arrived in the week after services. The Seeds of Life order placed online was so straightforward and the shipping and delivery were just as promised: on time and the tree in lovely condition. Thank you!
Good quality great service
Very meaningful gift that was much appreciated. Tree was beautiful and delivered as noted.
I’d never heard of Seeds of Life Or any kind of service like this. I ordered in November and it was delivered in April just as promised. The oak that I received was in pristine condition. It was very nice to receive this on a nice spring day in memory of my father. I would recommend this to anyone seeking a condolence gift. The entire process was easy and everything occurred on the promised timeline.
I ordered a Oak Remembrance Gift for a dear friend who recently passed. Seeds of Life shipped it same day which allowed it to arrive on the day of the funeral. Seeds of Life also kept me informed on shipping status. The family was thrilled with the tree and delighted with the idea.
Thank you for the sweet gift
After not being able to be in NY for a sudden loss of my husband's cousin, this tree was sent to our family, who received it just before heading out to the service. They were so touched by the meaning and how the Oak is about remembrance, and how we cherish the memories we had with him. We even did the extra engraved tag, that they planted and have on the tree. Thank you for such great customer service and for the beautifully packaged tree. Knowing that I have this option instead of sending flowers has been such a great option for us. Not only sad gifts but even happy gifts. Just sent our friend back east a baby boy congrats tree! So beautifully done and so gracious. Thank you!
I was very happy with the service and shipping. I had ordered late and they were able to get my gift sent quickly and it made it there on time.
Recipients were very pleased
The remembrance magnolia tree (large size) we chose for our dear friend, who lost his mother, was delivered to our friend and his family. They expressed how nice it was and how much they appreciated it.
ordered with ease, delivered promptly
This was sent to an employee whose mother passed, it was easy to order and we were notified promptly that the order was received, when the item was shipped and when it arrived at its destination. The employee was pleased to receive it and felt is was a nice memorial for their parent, they noted it looked beautiful.
Excellent condition. Shipped and arrived as expected. Engraved tag was beautiful.