Andy Spade, the husband of late fashion designer Kate Spade, paid tribute to his wife with Christmas lights on Instagram.

On Monday, Andy Spade posted the following photograph:

His caption says, 

She was born Christmas Eve, 1962. She loved the Midwest, the desert, and the city,” he wrote. “I was lucky enough to have dear friends let my daughter…stay at their home through a difficult time. This tree was standing alone beside the house so we ordered those multicolored, old fashioned lights from Amazon or Target and another dear personal friend gave me a really long extension cord and Bea and I cut a star out of the cardboard box the lights came on and wrapped it in Reynolds wrap (TM) like we do every Christmas.”

This picture shows how Spade and his daughter, Bea, honored Kate Spade after she passed June 5th. In a statement, Spade said, 

Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.”

After the passing of the fashion icon, Spade’s loved ones buried her in her hometown, Kansas City, Mo. Tragically, Kate Spade’s father died the night before her funeral. 




Kate Spade’s struggle with mental illness inspired Andy Spade and her fashion company to donate over $1,000,000 to suicide prevention and mental health causes. Kate Spade’s brother-in-law, David Spade, made a $100,000 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness as well. 


Featured Image via AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews