When a Pet Loss is Experienced Around the Holidays

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Winter ushers in time for family, reasons to get cozy, and many pleasant memories. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of loss and devastation. When a pet loss occurs during the holiday season, the toll taken on the heart can be more sharply felt than any other time of year. You may feel that you are under an obligation to celebrate and be merry, as other people around you are doing. This isn’t the case. You are allowed to grieve. You are allowed to mourn, cry, scream, and feel .....

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Pet Jewelry Memorial Gifts: Trendy and Timeless

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Pet Jewelry Memorial Gifts: Trendy and Timeless While any gift that involves a cherished pet is an excellent gift for animal lovers, pet jewelry memorial gifts are one of the most timeless ways to preserve the love shared between pets and their owners. There are many options to customize and create pet jewelry, and starting now will assure that you’re just in time for the holidays! One of the newest trends are laser-etched pendent necklaces. These are very special, as th.....

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How Canvas Pet Portraits are Made

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How Canvas Pet Portraits are Made Canvas pet portraits make a beautiful gift for any pet-owner who would like their beloved companion immortalized forever as a work of art. If you’re wondering how these delightful gifts are made, look no further. Today, we’re exploring the process of creating canvas portraits. While the original process of printing pet portraits on canvas was complicated and required the proper mixing of chemicals, modern canvas pet portraits can b.....

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Gift Ideas for Pet Owners Who Love the Unique and Interesting

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Gift Ideas for Pet Owners Who Love the Unique and Interesting For those who like getting their gifts a little on the unique side, choosing the perfect presents for friends who love their pets can be challenging. If you’re in pursuit of funny, interesting, and special gift ideas for pet owners, here are 6 unique products: Customized Treat Jars If you have a vinyl cutter at home, you can customize a large, clear cookie jar with any number of interesting words and.....

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Custom Pet Headstone: A DIY Project

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Custom Pet Headstone: A DIY Project While mourning the loss of your pet is a devastating experience, some may find comfort in hands-on activities, such as crafting. Creating a pet headstone is an excellent way to create a lasting memorial right in your own backyard. If you’re interested in creating a custom pet headstone for your beloved animal friend, here’s a great way to try it from home: Materials: A bag of mortar A mold, such as a dispo.....

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Your Pet Memorial Stones are Important for Healing

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As pet owners, we have all experienced others who do not understand how it feels to deeply love our pets. They may question our mourning period or wonder why we are spending money on pet memorial stones. Of course, you owe no explanation to these people. You are allowed to feel however you feel, without the pressure of explaining yourself. In fact, the Holmes and Race stress scale, which gives values to stressful events and helps gauge the amount of stress that a person is under, ranks losin.....

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Looking for Something Other than a Pet Memorial Stone?

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While a beautiful pet memorial stone can be a stunning commemoration of the life you shared with a dearly departed pet, there are other options. From a small piece of jewelry to a beautiful painting, the options for memorializing a lost Fido or Frisky is unlimited. When you expand your horizons to include items other than a pet memorial stone, you also have more options for personalization- from the color to the material. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one who has recen.....

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Custom Pet Portrait: The Perfect Gift

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It can be terrible trying to shop for the person who has everything. Whether it’s the eccentric aunt who already has all of the dolphin figurines she could ever need or your father-in-law who should take out stock in ties, gifts can be a tricky challenge once you’ve run out of ideas. But, imagine the look on the recipient’s face when you present them with a custom pet portrait. Whether it’s painted on canvas or a professionally posed photo, young and old alike are sure.....

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Pet Portrait for a Memorial Service: What to Keep in Mind

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Pet portraits are an incredibly touching way to memorialize a beloved pet, but they take careful planning and consideration. If you are interested in commissioning a pet portrait, follow these guidelines to keep everyone happy! Call Your Photographer Because you’ll be working with professionals, it will be especially important that you keep in contact with them in regards to what they need from you and your pet before the special day. When conside.....

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Picture Perfect: Three Considerations before Purchasing Puppy Portraits

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Getting a pet portrait done can be the perfect way to remember your pet during their best days or to celebrate milestones, like finishing puppy school. Whether you’re interested in canvas paintings or simply photographs, there are options that fit both your budget and your expectations!   Pick your Medium Would you rather have your pup memorialized in an oil painting or in a beautiful canvas photograph? Do you want a beautiful.....

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