Pet Memorials for Children

Losing an animal can be hard enough for adults. However, children often find that losing an animal they have known their entire life is one of the most difficult experiences they’ll have. That is why it is important that the memorial for your beloved pet is respectful, while giving your child a way to grieve appropriately. Read the rest of this entry »

Create a Memorial Quilt

There are so many ways to memorialize a person after they have passed on. One great way is to create a memorial quilt that uses bits and pieces of their personal items. The memorial quilt can tell a story too, so you can tell the story of their life through patchwork squares. This is a great way to get the entire family and friends to be involved in the process. It is hard work, but once done you will have a large quilt that will take you down memory lane. Read the rest of this entry »

A Guide to Conducting a Pet Funeral

Some people may consider pet funerals inappropriate but for anyone that has had a dog or a cat, the pet has become an important part of the family. The pet funeral will make a lot of sense because it will provide some kind of closure. Read the rest of this entry »

The Inevitable End

Behind the activity of everyday life is the sad fact that at some point, no matter who we are, each of us must move on. Death is an inevitable part of life we must face. Facing death is an uncomfortable reality, but it is important for us to do so with dignity. It needs to be dealt with on a personal level, and even more importantly we must consider the welfare of those we are leaving behind before we depart this world. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Coping with Pet Loss

A pet is usually considered a member of the family and the loss of a cat or a dog can be incredibly traumatic. You will need a lot of time to recover from it and to continue with your life.

Grief is a normal part of the process but there are several essentials that you will need to do in order to begin healing. Read the rest of this entry »

Prepaying Your Funeral Expenses to Aid Your Family

The unfortunate truth is that we are all going to die someday. Since there is no way around it, being proactive and helping to offset your funeral costs can be a smart idea. Working in advance with a funeral director or home, you can create a prepaid plan that will help your loved ones to have the funds necessary to cover the expenses of the funeral. This reduced burden will also give you more control over the details of the funeral, since you will fund the event in advance. Just make sure you do put stipulations on what percentage of the money has to be used for funeral expenses, to avoid someone profiting off this sad occasion. Read the rest of this entry »

Planning a Funeral

Many people don’t go into a funeral understanding what needs to take place. The truth of the matter is that funeral arrangements can be a problematic mix of legal requirements and the desires of the deceased. This begins with the death being registered and the deceased individual being identified by someone who has the authority to do so. Read the rest of this entry »

Engravable Fisherman Cremation Urn

Perfect Memorial has a new cremation urn that is ideal for holding the ashes of a loved one who loved to spend his spare time fishing and talking about ‘the one that got away’. This urn will let him land that lunker for all time. Read the rest of this entry »

Forever Blooming Roses for Mother

When my mother passed away a few years ago, she was cremated according to her prearranged funeral plan. She had everything taken care of except the date and the final choice of memorial service handouts. Of course, my sister, brother and I chose a beautiful design featuring her favorite flower, which was roses. The front cover of the handout had two deep red roses we knew mom would love. Read the rest of this entry »

Hold Your Loved One Close with Cremation Jewelry

One of the most difficult parts about losing someone special is waking up each day knowing that you will never again hold their hand, give them a hug or look into their eyes over the dinner table. If you are mourning the loss of a pet, then the most difficult part is often remember how they loved to play fetch, greeted you at the door after work or otherwise put a smile on your face. Read the rest of this entry »