How to Set up an Animal Memorial

Everyone has had a pet die at some point in his or her life, but you have to move and a memorial service could be the perfect way to do that.

Steps

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    Pick a spot in your home to set up the memorial. Choose a place that that has plenty of room and where people are often, such as the family or living room. Your dad's or husband's work desk is not a good choice.
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    Find some pictures of your pet. Display them in pretty frames.
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    Display your pet's plaque. If you don't have one, make one out of paper.
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    Place the container of your pet's ashes there. Put them in front of the photos.
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    In pretty frames, display sayings, verses, and poems that cheer you up.
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    Place your pet's favorite things there, such as toys, blankets, and stuffed animals.
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    Get a booklet, and have your friends and family write one thing they love about the pet. They can true write stories about the pet, too. Don't forget yourself!
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    Add your extras! Don't forget about those pet name spellings, coffee mugs or the pet's collar. Add whatever else you would like!

Tips

  • If you can, display photos of you and your pet together.
  • Try making a photo album of memories with your pet.
  • Display the plaque on a display stand. This will keep it from falling over, even paper ones.

Warnings

  • Don't let ashes float out of its container. They could cause danger of flames and serious injury.
  • If you have babies or toddlers, keep your memorial out of reach of them. Don't use tiny beads and beans that they could choke on, either.

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Categories: Pet Loss