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Kate Spade’s Husband Pays Tribute to Her With Christmas Tree

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Andy Spade, the widow of fashion brand designer Kate Spade, returned to Instagram on Monday for the first time since May with a tribute to his wife, who died by suicide in June.

“She was born Christmas Eve, 1962. She loved the Midwest, the desert, and the city,” he wrote of his wife. “I was lucky enough to have dear friends let my daughter and [me] stay at their home through a difficult time.”

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Andy Spade took to Instagram for the first time since his wife’s death by suicide and shared a photo of an out-of-season Christmas tree that he and their 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix, decorated.

He then went on to explain how their simple but poignant Christmas-inspired tribute came about.

“I was lucky enough to have dear friends let my daughter and (I) stay at their home through a difficult time,” he continued. “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.”