Brother and Sister (lighter skin tone and hair color) Brother and Sister (lighter skin tone and hair color)
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Brother and Sister (lighter skin tone and hair color)

By my side

“The sentiment ‘By my side’ alludes to the shared background we have with our siblings; the unspoken support and consistent presence that we often take for granted when we are children, but grow to appreciate as we age. It could also imply that regardless of where our sibling is, he or she is truly always by our side."

Brother and Sister

Submitted by Joan Stafford in Outer Hebrides, January 2014

I first found about Willow Tree pieces when I visited Wales in 2009. My ex-husband had just discovered that he had cancer and my daughter and I traveled to see him to offer support. At the same time, my youngest son, whom I had just been reconciled with after a period of 10 years, agreed to meet us there. My daughter and son started to walk along the sandy beach, chatting together as if they had never been apart. Ten years is a very long time to be apart from one of your children. In that time he had grown into a man with a family; his life had taken a different path from my own. Reconciliation was something I had dreamed of for so long and when I visited a Willow Tree outlet with a friend the following day, one of the first pieces I saw was the "Brother and Sister" - my daughter is just 15 months older than her younger brother. Every time I look at it, I am reminded of seeing my two youngest children walking along that beach, their heads together, happy and chatting. It gives me such a warm feeling. Since that time, my collection has grown, I now have 6 pieces of Willow Tree and each one is very special to me. I have also bought Willow Tree for friends, in particular, I sent "Healing Grace" to a very special friend who had been going through a difficult time. I know that it brought her a great deal of comfort. All my Willow Tree pieces are extremely precious to me. I love the fact that the faces are "blank" - you can "see" anyone you want to in these wonderful pieces. Thank you to all concerned with Willow Tree.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Laura in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 2014

My brother, Joel, who is 28 gave me this piece for Christmas this year. It has very much meaning to me as this has been an especially hard year. My father, our father, died from suicide almost 3 years ago and my brother has had a very hard time since then. He became an alcoholic, had no job, and lived basically in a pig sty until October this year. He went to the emergency room and they said that if he didn't stop drinking he would die within a year. He came to stay with me that day and stayed for 3 weeks becoming completely sober. Since then he has gotten a job and is working his way up in the company and is living in a much cleaner place. This statue, however, means a lot to me because one night when he was staying with me, I left the apartment in tears and found a place in the community room to cry and think about suicide. He found me there and we spent an hour or more, with me in tears and him in tears talking about our father and the things we have gone through. He is always there for me and I am always there for him for these talks. This statue remind me of us sitting there together sharing, crying, being there for one another. I love my brother very much and it means a lot that he went to Hallmark by himself and picked out this piece for me. Thank You Joel!


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Joan Stafford in Outer Hebrides, Scotland, December 2013

I first found about Willow Tree pieces when I visited Wales in 2009. My ex-husband had just discovered that he had cancer and my daughter and I traveled to see him to offer support. At the same time, my youngest son, whom I had just been reconciled with after a period of 10 years, agreed to meet us there. Taking a walk to the local beach, my daughter and son started to walk along the sand, chatting together as if they had never been apart. It was a sight I had often felt that I would never see again. Ten years is a very long time to be apart from one of your children, but I did realize that in that time he had grown into a man with a family and responsibilities, and I had to recognize that his life had taken a different path from my own. Reconciliation was something I had dreamed of for so long, and when I visited a Willow Tree outlet with a friend the following day, one of the first pieces I saw was the "Sister and Brother" - as my daughter is just 15 months older than her younger brother, this piece seemed the perfect piece for me to start my collection of Willow Tree. Every time I look at it, I am reminded of seeing my two youngest children walking along that beach, their heads together, happy and chatting. It gives me such a warm feeling. Since that time, my collection has grown, I now have 6 pieces of Willow Tree and each one is very special to me. I have also bought Willow Tree for friends, in particular, I send "Healing Grace" to a very special friend who had been going through a difficult time. I know that it brought her a great deal of comfort. I love all my pieces of Willow Tree, they are extremely precious to me and I am sure that I will be adding many more in the years to come. I love the fact that the faces are "blank" - you can "see" anyone you want to in these wonderful pieces. Thank you to all concerned with Willow Tree.


Sister and Brother

Submitted by Hazel Green in Petawawa, Ontario, Canada, May 2013

When my brother was 17 he contacted a rare form of mono and required blood transfusions, it wasn't until over 25 years since he found out he was hep C postitve. The traced it back to one bad blood transfusion but by the time he found out his liver was already far too damaged for a normal treatment protocol that could likely cure him. Fortunately being his sister I was a perfect match for him. On May 16, 2012 I donated more than half of my liver to my brother. There have been bumps on the road to recovery for him, I on the other hand recovered quite quickly and am as healthy as I was before surgery. My brother will have to at one point undergo treatment for his hep C as it will come back but because of my live liver donation he will be able to have a current treatment which should cure him. In 2 days is his One Year "Liverversary" and I received in the mail today the Willow Tree "Sister and Brother" ornament celebrating an enduring friendship and love that we have for each other. I will forever be a part of him and for this I am so proud. Thanks for making such a wonderful piece that he has used to celebrate this amazing date.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Kim in Ontario, Canada, March 2013

I live in a separate province than my siblings. I had 4 brother's, but one died 13 years ago. I am the baby sister with three older brothers and one younger brother, and I am very close with all. You can imagine what fun it was growing up with my older brothers. When my middle brother died a part of my heart went with him. My oldest brother, Terry, let me get away with anything; he spoiled me. Gord, the middle brother, always protected me; he wouldn't let me date until he checked out the boy; to me, he was just annoying when I was a teenager. My brother Rod, closest to my age, would never let me get away with anything. If I did something that that mom or dad should know about, he always told on me. When my middle brother died, I felt like a part of me was gone. They so wanted to fill the void that I felt, but they each played just a different role in my life,so they couldn't, in my eyes. Now, I filled all those roles for my youngest brother, Sonny. He is like my own because we grew up together with me being 9 years older. Last night I got home from a long day at work and I had received a package from my oldest brother. When I opened it up, all I could see was how much I looked up to him as a kid, and even now that I am a woman. The memories that this piece brought back were so heartfelt but also very painful because one brother was gone. I love all my brothers dearly, and I love this piece. Thank you for reminding me! Kim


brother and sister

Submitted by tara in farmington, mn, October 2012

I have two younger brothers and we are very close. I gave my brother the "Brother and Sister" for Christmas and my youngest brother started crying saying he was going to keep it forever. He was never an emotional guy, so i thought he would put it somewhere and forget about it. I was wrong. In Feb 2010 my youngest brother Chad passed away in my arms; he had an unknown heart condition. After we said goodbye to him I went to his bedroom, and there, right by his bed was the Brother Sister figurine. It was next to his alarm clock, so that was one of the first things he saw every morning. My wonderful sister in law and their 4 boys gave me the Willow Tree figurine; it sits right next to my bed, so now it is the first thing I see each morning. Thank you for creating these wonderful gifts! I am trying to collect them all. Tara


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Mrs Lorna in england united kingdom, August 2012

I have been collecting the Willow Tree figurines and memory boxes. I now have Anniversary, Together, Father and Daughter, Father and Son, Sister and Brother, and Brother and Sister. I have been collecting them since I lost my husband very suddenly last year. It is a way to keep him in my thoughts. My daughter has Father and Daughter also. She says it reminds her of her father.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Michelle in CT, June 2012

I got this in the mail today from my best friend! What a surprise! I love "Happy Mail." I recently found my brother that was given up for adoption 44 years ago. (Funny thing is that I always wanted a Big Brother.) I have been unsuccessfully looking for many years. A few months ago I signed up on an Adoption registry website. I sent him and e-mail and got nothing. A few weeks ago I woke up and checked my e-mail as I do everyday and saw a strange e-mail address. When I saw his name I almost fell out of my bed.He could not wait to find out if we were actually related so he called me that afternoon. We chatted for a bit. I went to my mom's that night and we both could not wait to meet him. I called him that night and we made plans to meet at my house the next day. The minute he got out of his vehicle I knew it was he! I had never seen him before but I just had a feeling. We have so much in common. My mom and he exchanged information and I was right! He is my (Half) Brother! What a positive reunion and I look forward to making memories with him and his family. My family truly enjoyed him as well. Now every time I look at my Brother and Sister figure I can think of him and the miracle we all received.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Patricia in N. Lanarkshire, March 2012

I bought this piece for my beautiful daughter, Kelly. It is was bought for her soon after we lost our precious son suddenly to Epilepsy. He died suddenly while sleeping in his bed, Craig was 15 years of age. Kelly and Craig were very close and he was always there for her when she needed help or company. We chose this piece for her as a symbol of their relationship and so she knew he was always there with her.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Sarah in QLD, Australia, March 2012

My brother and I lost our dad to suicide just a year ago. The hurt and pain is there but made bearable having my brother only a phone call away. I don't know where i would be without him. He is a rock and i love him to bits. Xo


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Cheryl in MA, January 2012

My older brother by 10 years was my best friend. He took me rollerskating, to amusement parks and even on his dates when I was young! As adults we were either hanging out, taking trips, talking on the phone or learning stuff online together. He died 3 1/2 years ago of pancreatic cancer and I was devastated! I still am actually. I saw this brother sister figurine and fell in love with it. Today, his wife presented me with one! I am not materialistic or infatuated with "things", but this is one item I will truly cherish! Thank You Sue! : ) And Thank you Susan Lordi for creating these beautiful pieces that touch peoples' hearts.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Susan in Kentucky, December 2011

Our mother and sister have both passed away within the past 14 months, and our father passed away in 1965. My brother and I are the only ones left in our immediate family. When I saw the piece "Brother and Sister" I knew it was meant for us to share. My brother and I have been close since childhood; we are just a year apart in age. It was a perfect "healing" piece for us.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Sandra in IN, June 2011

My best friend's brother will pass away within a matter of hours from a long hard struggle with cancer. I decided that I wanted to get her something special to be placed with her flowers, something that would last her a lifetime. When I saw the Brother and Sister, I knew that was the one thing I had to get! They have such an amazing relationship and truly love and respect each other; I feel like this figurine fits them perfectly. So tomorrow I shall be going to pick this up so I can get it packed in my bag to be prepared when it is time for the visitation and funeral. Thank you for making such beautiful and meaningful pieces!


Brother and Sister

Submitted by sharon in NJ, April 2011

My 35 year-old son died in a car accident on August 23, 2010. My daughter died on February 16, 2011 from complications of diabetes at the age of 39. My heart is forever broken, and when I saw the Brother and Sister Willow Tree it reminded me of how close my two children were to each other. They were truly best friends and I know now that I have two angels watching over me. Your work is inspirational to me and I have several other Willow Trees on the table which holds my children's ashes and pictures. Thank you so much.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Lauren in Texas, March 2011

Our mother gave my brother and me each a Brother and Sister figurine for Easter 2010. I hold this so close to my heart as my brother and I are very close. I have it at my desk and look at it many times daily. It's a beautiful reminder that even though my brother and I don't spend all our time together like we did when we were young, I know that no matter what, our sibling love is very strong.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by sheila in ny, January 2011

I was immediately drawn to this wonderful depiction of "Brother and Sister." I have been looking for years for an older brother and younger sister figurine. This one had the perfect age difference and subtle features that reflect my own son and daughter (even her hair is like my girl's). But most importantly, to me, it reflects their daydreaming and dreaming of their own futures. I will always treasure this piece. Your work is timeless with its subtle but strong emotions it creates.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Liz in MD, December 2010

I bought the following pieces: Anniversary, Brother and Sister, Heart of Gold, Je t'aime, and Together this year for Christmas for my family. I did not do it to celebrate a significant event of any sort. I was in the Hallmark store and loved the brown tone of the figures -my mother is Dutch - blond hair and blue eyes, my father is African-American and Native American, and my biological sister and I are mixed. We have adopted two other kids who have become our family, and my biological sister now has a child. These pieces showed our family, various ages and colors, even ethnicities, and those pieces captured us where we are now. Who knows if my sister will have more kids or I'll have a family of my own, but these figures capture us where we are now and hold us in this moment in time, celebrating our growth thus far and looking forward to the future growth and love to be brought into our lives. Thank you for brown tones and various figures to choose from that reflect our lives.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Jenna in WI, November 2010

My brother and I have grown closer every year since our parents' divorce while we were in high school. The divorce split us up into different homes, but our bond just got closer. It has been seven short years since this happened, and I now consider him my best friend. He has been looking for a law enforcement job in Arizona and because we both have lived in Wisconsin our entire lives, it is hard to imagine being without him. He went down to AZ this week for a 2nd interview with Mesa PD and I just found out he didn't get the position. He's clearly discouraged and I know I'm the one person he will come to when he is ready to talk about it. I'm going to have this figurine waiting for him when he comes over, to symbolize that I am always here when he needs someone to listen. I also secretly want him to buy me one for Christmas so I can add it to my growing collection...shhhhh


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Kamy in Florida, May 2010

My brother and I are typical. We always fight. We never agree on anything. Basic brother-sister scenario. I knew I was graduating from high school soon and knew that I wanted to give something to my brother. I wanted it to be special and something he would always remember, just to let him know that I'm always here for him and am his guardian angel. And I always am by his side. I plan on giving this gift to him soon.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Teri in California, March 2010

We lost my daughter Alex in a car accident at 19 years of age. My son Zach is Alex's older brother and he was devastated. They fought and she drove him crazy with her quirky personality. He was always much more disciplined. He looked out for Alex and losing her was a great loss. I knew this figurine was perfect for him. We know that she is watching over him and will continue to be "by his side" forever.


Brother and Sister

Submitted by Martha in Oregon, January 2010

My sister started me on collecting Willow Tree figurines. Through the years I have collected the figurines that remind me of my family. The only one I didn't have was a brother-sister figurine. The one that I saw had the sister being the oldest and I wanted one that depicted the brother being older which was the appropriate one for me. Well, unfortunately, my brother died unexpectedly; he was 57 years old. Two weeks after he died I received a notice of new Willow Tree figurines, and there it was, the Brother and Sister figurine with the brother being the older. Of course, I couldn't believe it and cried. It is now one of my most treasured Willow Tree figurines.

  • Name: Brother and Sister
  • Materials: resin
  • Measurements: 5.5"h
  • Sentiment: By my side

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