Illuminating HOPE is a virtual gathering of butterflies, each one a message of love and honor and support, and coming together in this mosaic, a beacon of HOPE to all who are grieving the death of a loved one.

People from all across the world have created and contributed these butterflies, showing children that they are not alone—that they are cared about and supported in their grief.

Create Your

Please create your own virtual butterfly using the tools to the right. Then add your butterfly to the Butterfly Garden by hitting “SUBMIT.” Make your butterfly of HOPE:

In MEMORY of loved ones who have died
In HONOR of a child or adult who is grieving
In SUPPORT of grieving children, adults, and families everywhere

In addition, all butterflies that are created by Sunday, December 31, 2023, will be added to a virtual mosaic mural on this website, to be unveiled in January 2024.


Significant date(s) such as a birthday, anniversary, dates of life, etc.

Your name will be displayed with your butterfly. Entering a name is not required.

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We reserve the right to remove butterflies based on inappropriate content.