5 pet memorial gifts to commemorate a lost loved one
Pets leave an indelible mark on our lives and pet memorial gifts preserve our precious memories of their spirit and unconditional love in a tangible way.
If you're looking for a heartfelt gift to show someone who's lost a pet you care, read on.
But also, if this is for yourself then the process of creating your own special memento or a memorial print can be incredibly therapeutic. It offers a really touching way to show your love for them, celebrating very special memories and giving comfort during your time of grief and loss.
Some of you will choose a memory box that can hold your pet's collar, favourite toy and photos. Or a piece of bespoke jewellery incorporating some of your pet's ashes.
Me, I will always choose something that shows my furry family in all their adorable, goofy glory and that means pictures, pictures, everywhere.
A heartfelt pet print
Creating a dog memorial gift or a cat bereavement gift is a very personal gesture that recognises the impact a pet made to someone's life. My designs are a really touching, distinctive way to show off and celebrate their gorgeous faces and capture their character.
Because of the feelings behind it, a gift in memory of a dog or cat will always be a much cherished tribute that combines art with emotion.
If you'd like to start your own bespoke picture simply select 4 or 5 of your best photos (check out my guide if you're not sure what will work - https://www.ohsoportraits.co.uk/blogs/news/pet-portraits-from-photos ) and upload here https://www.ohsoportraits.co.uk/collections/heartfelt-pet-prints, adding their name, and a background colour if you know what you want (but don't worry if you don't) and let me do the rest. If there are any issues with your pictures I will get in touch. You'll receive an email with your proof to approve within a couple of days and nothing is printed until you're 100% happy.
A personalised pet print
These letter prints can be customised with your own choice of wording, allowing you to show completely their personality in both images and words.
Popular choices for these bereavement gifts for pets are love, (much) loved, smile, soul, RIP, best, or their name/nickname if not more than 5 letters.
Something as special as this is a wonderful legacy to the joy they brought into peoples' lives.
A pet portrait from photos
Sadly, many of us don't get around to having a pet portrait done until it's too late. I am guilty of this with my heart dog, Bess! But you can have a beautiful pet portrait made using photos from happier times. Most illustrators and artists work from photographs so you just need to find a style that you love and get in touch with the artist.
A pet photo gift
When our pets leave us and cross the Rainbow Bridge our photos become a beautifully visual way to reminisce, bringing many grieving pet parents a lot of comfort.
There are so many ways you can turn these photos into memorial gifts, from photo cushions to phone cases.
Starting with an exclusive digital pet portrait ensures your gift goes the extra mile and truly captures the essence of a pet who's passed. Even better, alongside your photo gift you can surprise your loved one the digital prints too to keep and treasure for a lifetime.
Learn how to pick the right pet photo for your gift here.
The gift of choice
Choosing the right thing for a grieving loved one can feel overwhelming, especially if it's a photo gift. Or perhaps you're struggling to get hold of the right images without the recipient finding out. As an alternative I offer gift vouchers that allows you to show you care whilst giving your loved one the gift of choice.
If a pet memento gift voucher is the perfect solution for you then there are a few choices. If there isn't a price option there that suits please do get in touch and I can send you one that is right for you.
Thank you reading and if there's any questions you'd like to ask don't hesitate to drop me a line.