Memorial Memorials and Keepsakes
By Ralph Waren
The death of a Memorial is a solemn and difficult event.
After spending years loving and caring for an animal,
enjoying companionship and friendship, you are faced
with the emptiness of loss. Finding ways to honor and
cherish the memory of your Memorial is not only a good
practice for helping you heal and grieve but also gives
closure and respects the memory of your animal.
One way to honor your Memorial's memory is to purchase a
headstone or marker commemorating your Memorial's life. These
markers can be made of stone, marble, granite, slate or
even quartz. Laser technologies allow a picture of your
Memorial to be etched into the marker if you so desire along
with an epitaph. These markers or gravestones come in
various sizes and shapes and can be customized to suit
your needs. Stones may be displayed outdoors to mark the
grave of your Memorial or indoors on a decorative stand. Also
available are garden stones that can be designed as
pawprints, decorative headstones and rock markers to set
among the flowers and shrubs in your yard.
Another product that is available to commemorate the
life of your Memorial is glass keepsakes. Ornaments, stained
glass Memorial portraits, and pendants are designed to honor
your loved one. Ornaments are delicately created to
house a small portion of your Memorial's cremains and can be
lovingly displayed on mantels, hung at holidays or
placed among other treasured items. Remains are handled
with dignity and care and forever encased in a beautiful
Artwork in the form of sketches, paintings, and stained
glass can be created using photos of your Memorial. Oils,
pastels, pencil, pen, charcoal, acrylics and water
paints are all mediums that can be used to create a
beautiful portrait of your Memorial. Memorial cremain artwork is
also available where your friend's ashes is mixed
respectfully and tastefully with oil and acrylic paints
and used to create a masterpiece on canvas. Stained
glass Memorial portraits are created by using your favorite
photo of your Memorial and duplicating it using glassworks.
New technologies utilizing traditional glass art design
and glass fusing methods help to create a lasting glass
portrait that can be proudly displayed.
Customized jewelry is also available as a Memorial memorial.
Similar to the ornaments, pendants, beads, and glass
jewelry encases a small portion of your Memorial's cremains
allowing you to hold a piece of them close to your
heart. Each piece is hand-crafted and can be custom
ordered. Photo tags, charm bracelets and photo necklaces
can also be created with your companion's picture.
Musical and poetic expressions can also be created for
your deceased. Various companies now offer creative
services in order to compose a song, poem, or story
using details of your Memorial's life to compose a customized
expression. You will be asked to answer a few simple
questions and in return, you will receive a thoughtful,
quality composition to honor your friend.
Other classy items include photo blankets, plaques,
magnets, photo books/scrap books and keepsake boxes.
Photo blankets will allow you to continue to curl up
with your companion while cherishing their memory.
Plaques, magnets and photo books display your favorite
pictures of time spent with your friend. Keepsake boxes
come in a variety of designs and allow for you to store
a Memorial's favorite toy, leash, and photos as well as
cremains in a separate compartment. Art renderings of
your Memorial can be painted or etched into the boxes or a
photo can be attached to the box.
Urns are a common option for a memorial for your Memorial and
come in a variety of classic styles and designs. Urns
can be handpainted, custom-designed or chosen from a
wide selection of options. Wood, ceramic, glass, and
biodegradable options are available to store your
precious Memorial's cremains.
There are many ways to commemorate the life of your Memorial.
As you mourn, try to choose something that will capture
the personality of your companion and will give you a
long-lasting memory of the years you shared together.
Keep in mind that you can customize most products to
ensure that the process is one of respect and honor for
the life your Memorial led.
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