With their licks and snuggles, pets secure a place in our heart. They become members of our family and when they pass away, we are deeply affected. Memorializing our special friends seems fitting given all the joy they gave us. Here are some tips for finding the perfect pet memorial item for ourselves or a friend who has lost a beloved pet.
Idea 1: If the pet is buried in the back yard, a memorial garden marker is fitting. Cremation memorials store the cremated ashes of the pet in a sculpture such as a rock, angel, or likeness of the animal. Cremation grave markers can be laser engraved with the name, birth date, date of death, and a sentimental phrase. Pet monuments, grave markers, and headstones are used with burial in a pet cemetery or the garden.
Idea 2: Cremation necklaces and pendants feature a small compartment that holds some cremated ashes of the pet. Pawprint jewelry features a print of one toe on the animal’s paw. Some pendants are laser engraved with a photo of the cherished pet. This jewelry makes a nice gift for pet owners who want to carry the animal with them.
Idea 3: If a child is having trouble dealing with the loss of a pet, the Comfort Cub may be the perfect gift. This cuddly keepsake teddy bear from Gund features an urn that holds a small amount of ashes. Little ones can snuggle with the teddy at night, knowing that their animal friend is with them.
Idea 4: A black and white or ceramic picture of the pet captures the animal at its finest. Colors are baked on, providing lifetime durability. Pictures are available in a variety of sizes and different optional frames. An adhesive backing creates a permanent display.
Idea 5: A blanket or afghan featuring a photo of the pet is the perfect way to snuggle together forever. This attractive covering can even be embroidered or imprinted with the pet’s name and a special message.