The holidays are a time to celebrate the season with friends, family, and loved ones—but it can be truly difficult when a beloved pup goes to that big dog park in the sky. It is natural to want to hold our loved ones close during the holiday, and the holidays can feel empty after the passing of a pet. As far as difficult circumstances go, the loss of a pet can be life-changing and make the holidays really hard to enjoy.
Losing a pet is an inevitability, as much as we wish that we could keep them for the duration of our lives. When it happens, we always carry our pets in our hearts, but sometimes we want something more. Keepsake jewelry is becoming a more popular way to celebrate those that we have lost and keep them close, and this is a wonderful option for pawrents too. In this article, we will explore keepsake jewelry and what makes it such a tasteful and supportive gift for the holidays.
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- What is Keepsake Jewelry?
- Keepsake Jewelry is Special
- Mourning the Loss of a Pet
- Pet Loss and the Holidays
- Ways to Celebrate Beloved Pet
- Choosing Keepsake Jewelry
- The Takeaway
What is Keepsake Jewelry?
Keepsake jewelry is jewelry that has been designed to help the wearer keep a loved one close to them in one way or another. These tasteful functional pieces are designed to hold the ashes of a loved one so you can keep a part of them close to you wherever you go. Able to be worn or stored for safekeeping, keepsake jewelry is a wonderful way for families to keep a lost pet in their hearts, even with children or relatives who don’t live at home.
For many people, keepsake jewelry is a symbol. Cremation is one of the more popular and environmentally preferred ways of laying a beloved pet to rest after their passing, and these jewelry pieces are made to provide a space where you can keep your pet’s ashes with you—but that isn’t all that they offer. Most people feel that these pieces of jewelry provide a classy resting place for their pets. Memorial lockets are considered one of the more heartfelt bereavement gifts, and they can easily be passed down throughout the generations.
This particular keepsake can come in many different forms. Rings, bracelets, or a necklace to hold ashes can all be made, giving you control over how you choose to honor your pet. This jewelry is available in different designs, which makes it possible for every family member to choose a look that suits their own interests as well. It is a little way for everyone to keep their lost pet right by their side, no matter where life leads them.
What Makes Keepsake Jewelry So Special?
Keepsake jewelry is special because of what it means for each of us. Our pets bring so much to our lives, and when they leave us, a piece of us often goes with them. With keepsake jewelry, you can keep a piece of your favorite pup for generations so that they are always there and always remembered.
Bereavement gifts can seem a little dark to some at first, but it is important to remember that they are treasured because of the light that your pet once brought to your life. A piece of keepsake jewelry is a reminder of what a wonderful impact our pets had on our lives, and it is a little way to show that we care too. Sometimes, it is just helpful to be able to hold our pets close, even if it isn’t in the way that we would prefer.
For a lot of us, keepsake jewelry is a tasteful bereavement gift because it allows us to keep a token of the pet that we loved so much. It is a constant reminder that we were able to enjoy our time with them, and it can really help to have something like that during a time where you are really missing your doggo a little extra. Loss is difficult, but with love and little reminders of their love for us, we can keep moving forward more easily.
Mourning the Loss of a Pet
Grief is something that hits every single one of us in our own way. There is no right or wrong way to mourn, and it comes with a deeply personal set of feelings that we all process on our own terms. Mourning is hard, but it is something that must be done because it reminds us just how much we loved that special pup. When you are mourning, it is important to be patient with yourself. Sometimes having a little symbol of your fallen friend can help you with this.
Pet Loss and the Holidays
The holidays are a time that makes coping with loss very difficult for a lot of us. Since the holidays often come with a bright focus on family, it tends to highlight those who can’t be there to celebrate with us. Whether your pup passed away ten years ago or just left this year, it is completely natural to feel some inflated sense of loss during the holidays.
The notable way that loss strikes around the holidays is what makes bereavement gifts a great option for holiday gifts. It is a way to show someone that you recognize that they might be struggling at the moment and that you empathize with them. Sometimes it is nice to share the burden of loss with others around us, and when they show us that they understand where we are coming from, it can help to heal some of the hurt that the holidays can bring.
The holidays are a time to spend time with friends and family, but it helps to have friends and family that understand our needs during these times. For a lot of us, the holidays just don’t feel right when there is someone notable missing, particularly a doggo that would have loved to celebrate with us.
Ways to Celebrate the Life of a Beloved Pet
There are several ways to celebrate the life of a beloved pet, and a lot of pet owners opt for more ways than just one. Knowing how to take active steps to celebrate your lost pup is an important step to take if you want to continue to heal. With the right approach, you will find that, though you will always miss them, the process gets a little easier every day.
Choosing a piece of keepsake jewelry that represents your pet and aligns with your interests is a wonderful way to celebrate the life of a pet. With Willow and Dilla being senior dogs, we have had to watch countless friends go through the pain of their pets passing away in recent years. We made our own keepsake jewelry to help our friends cope with loss, and we have found that other pawrents appreciate the sentiment as well.
Holding a ceremony to celebrate the life of your pet is a wonderful way to mourn your loss with friends and family. A heartfelt ceremony can help you to grieve while being surrounded by the people who miss your fluffy friend with you. Every ceremony is completely unique, and you and your loved ones can celebrate as you see fit.
Some pawrents prefer a tasteful ceremony that is more in line with a traditional funeral. Others will get together with fellow friends, family, and pets to just be together and reflect on the best memories that everyone shared with the beloved pup. You can do as much or as little as you want as long as you feel like you are doing your dog’s life justice.
A Photo Collection
Modern pawrents are often guilty of playing the role of paparazzi for pets, so it isn’t a surprise that we generally have some of our favorite pictures from treasured moments. Photo collections are a wonderful way to honor your pet and keep their presence around the home. Having photos of your favorite pup can help you to remember the wonderful memories and moments that you shared with them.
Choosing the Best Keepsake Jewelry
When you shop for keepsake jewelry, there are no rules. You can choose any piece of jewelry that you like, making it as subtle or obvious as you want. Some pawrents like a tasteful and simple display that isn’t easily noticed while others prefer something that prominently demonstrates their love for a pet. This choice is all about your needs.
As you shop, it is important to remember that this is a token for you. You can choose any design that suits your fancy, and some pawrents even buy additional jewelry pieces as more time passes. The way your jewelry looks and how you choose to use it is completely up to you, so be sure to pick something that you feel really comfortable with.
Exploring Our Collection
Driven by a sense of mourning ourselves, we opted to create our own line of memorial jewelry and capsule necklaces for ashes. The collection features several different items in different styles, making it easy for pawrents of all preferences to choose a design that best fits their personal sense of style.
Every item in our collection is designed to hold ashes for a pet, making each one a simple and stunning way to celebrate your pet, even as the years pass. Each piece of jewelry was made to suit a different interest, and we hope that there is a little something for everyone. As you look around, remember to check back as we introduce more designs down the line.
The Steampunk Memorial Urn NecklaceSHOP NOW
Lovely and Intricate
STEAMPUNK URN NECKLACE
Our steampunk urn necklace was made for those edgy pawrents that want something a little more mysterious. Modeled in true steampunk style, this particular necklace is subtle enough for everyday wear, but it also adds a stylish touch to any outfit. Whether you store it at home or wear it every day, this necklace was made to last and provides a modern resting spot for your favorite furry friend.
The Tree of Life Memorial LocketSHOP NOW
Beautiful and Timeless
TREE OF LIFE LOCKET
Life is a peculiar thing, and we will never understand why dogs can’t have lifespans as long as ours, but with the Tree of Life Locket, you can always keep your best friend close to you in a tasteful and elegant way. Designed to offer a beautiful look and feel for any pawrent looking to keep their pet close, this particular design is one of those bereavement gifts that tend to fly under the radar.
With this adorable locket, you can add a tasteful pop of style to any outfit—but in a way that brings so much more to your life. These designs are popular for everyday wear, but with this variation, you can also carry the comfort of your treasured doggo with you without anyone knowing.
The Capsule Memorial Urn NecklaceSHOP NOW
Carry them Close to Your Heart
CAPSULE URN NECKLACE
For some pawrents, there is a desire to carry a treasured friend with you in a way that won’t lead people to ask more questions. This subtle Capsule Urn Necklace was made with this goal in mind. Sometimes you want to quietly mourn your loss, and we absolutely understand that.
This particular necklace was made to be simple and understated. It adds a tasteful touch to any outfit, but it also doesn’t draw too much attention. Our capsule necklace was created specifically to ensure that pawrents could keep their pup close, even if they don’t normally wear jewelry or anything too flashy.
As pawrents, we know that there are few things more painful than losing a beloved family dog. It is a devastating event, and every time it happens, it hurts each of us a in our own way. Mourning the loss of a pet isn’t easy, but with the right approach, it is possible to move on while keeping your pet close.
To support pawrents that are in mourning during the holiday season, we have created a promotion for our memorial jewelry. Users can use code SHARELOVE at checkout in order to receive 50% off the purchase of a second piece of memorial jewelry. Whether you buy it for yourself or as a gift, we hope that it helps with the healing.
Until next time, thank you for reading!