When a friend has just lost their beloved pet and you don’t know what to say to help ease the pain, sometimes a simple pet memorial gift can express just the right sentiments. In the case of someone else’s bereavement, often the most difficult part for you as a bystander is watching how pet owners mourn the loss of their pets as if they had just lost a family member. While you may not understand their sadness, it is important to acknowledge and respect them nonetheless.
Pet memorial gift ideas
Pet memorial gifts, along with a thoughtful sympathy card, show just the right amount of compassion and can mean so much. It doesn’t have to be an exceptional gift – sometimes simple ingenuity does the trick. If you know about plans to bury the pet ashes at home, how about getting a small tree or shrub sapling to plant in the garden as part of a memorial? Alternatively, you may want to purchase a small, personally engraved memorial plaque as a pet memorial gift.
Another idea for a pet memorial gift, and a somewhat more personal show of condolence for a friend who has just lost their pet, would be putting together a collage. Perhaps you have some photos of your friend and their pet, or have other means of getting your hands on photos, around. Compile them with a small poem or verse and present this to your friend as a thoughtful pet memorial gift that will, no doubt, be appreciated.