Petals Remembered, an enterprise of the Illinois Center for Autism, is a unique floral preservation shop. Petals Remembered was specifically designed to provide vocational training and employment opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) while serving the dried floral needs of our customers.

All arrangements are crafted by using your dried flowers in celebration of special events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, the birth of a baby, or to remember a loved one. Preserving flowers to commemorate a special occasion is the best way to hold on to life’s memories. We design dried floral arrangements that will last a lifetime.



Floral preservation is a process that removes moisture from the flowers which results in dehydration. Once the dehydration process is completed, the flowers  can better maintain their shape and natural color. Timing is of the essence when making a decision to preserve a special floral arrangement.  If your event has already occured it may not be too late to preserve your flowers, so follow these instructions to save your Petals to be Remembered. The final appearance of your flowers is determined by when we receive the floral arrangement… FRESH is BEST!

  • Keep flowers fresh until delivery

  • Trim stems using a diagonal cut

  • Place flowers in water

  • Store in a refrigerated place

  • Do not freeze flowers

  • Some browning on the edges may occur


All orders for floral preservation product requires a deposit and all fresh flowers to be preserved to get started.  Final balance is due upon delivery of product.  We provide our customers with care instructions for their purchased product.

Tax added to all products.  Shipping available for all products. Please inquire.

Shadow Boxes

Shadow Boxes are supplied in two finishes: Wood Grain and Black and in two standard sizes.  Custom size boxes priced to order.

Customers may provide our preservation specialist with memorabilia such as prayer cards, invitations, pictures and more to enhance the look of the custom shadow box.

  • 8 x 10 – $59.99
  • 11 x 14 – $69.97

Bead Jewelry

Our floral preservation specialist takes care and precision in creating jewelry for our customers. This product contains your fresh flowers and a water-based clay which is sculpted into an option of three bead formations made to be worn with style and remembrance.

  • Bracelet – Sizes – 7″, 7.5″, 8″, 8.5″, 9″, 9.5″ – $15

  • Necklace – Sizes – 19″ and 25″ – $20 

    Custom sizes upon request only