Our Story

Cherished Condolences is a sister company of Oh So & Co Retail Ltd which originally began as a spare bedroom start up in London back in 2006 by Sarah Blake when pregnant with her son Flynn. 

Over the years Oh So has grown into a much bigger business. A move back to her childhood home of Isle of Wight for Sarah and her little family allowed her to expand and grow the business into bigger premises and diversify the range of products. Whilst Sarah's main business is full of quirky and fun gift ideas - from jewellery, glassware and wedding details, Cherished Condolences show a softer, sensitive approach purely committed to remembrance products.

Cherished Condolences was created with a dedicated website and product range in 2017 because Sarah discovered there was a real gap in the market when she herself needed to source beautiful condolence products. She has since worked hard to put together a really special selection of thoughtful gifts, jewellerybooks and funeral details. Many of our products can be personalised to order with your choice of name, date and even your own lovely message. Our personalised books have been produced here in England in close partnership with our skilled bookbinder to our exact requirements. Choose from a selection of genuine Italian leather bound books in many different colour choices or our pearl, faux leather for both a vegan and affordable option. For more information on what a Condolence or Remembrance book is, please click here.

We have also recently introduced a range of handmade, artisan candles produced locally here on the Isle of Wight just for us. Made from 100% soy wax, the candles are eco-friendly whilst also giving you a much cleaner and longer burn time. Our candles are available in a variety of fragrances and designs, with all candles engraved especially for you.

Here at Cherished Condolences we feel that a funeral should be a celebration of a life well lived. Remembering someone who was special in our life with joy,  perhaps with a commemorative piece of jewellery or a lovely book, filled with sweet or even funny anecdotes recorded by guests at the funeral.

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.

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