Crossing the Rainbow Bridge: How to Memorialize Your Beloved Pet

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
It’s the hardest thing a pet parent will have to do when it comes to their beloved pet: tell them goodbye. When your precious furry family member crosses the Rainbow Bridge, it’s natural to feel sadness, grief, and loss. There are some things you can expect during the grieving process, and some ways you can help memorialize your pet when they’ve passed on.

Acknowledge Feelings

The most important thing you can do when your pet dies is to recognize their death as a real loss. It isn’t ‘just a dog’ or ‘just a cat,’ you’ve lost. You’ve likely celebrated birthdays and holidays with your pet. You have pictures of them plastered all over your social media, and they’re family. Let yourself feel things associated with the grieving process: sadness, anger, guilt, longing. These are normal feelings and accepting them as part of the process will help you process them and move through the upcoming days.

Reach Out To Others

When your pet dies, you may feel like withdrawing. Your heart hurts, and sometimes reaching out to others who loved your pet or who can understand what you’re going through can help.

There are lots of pet-bereavement counselors, groups and even pet-loss talk lines if you feel like sharing your feelings. You can buy books and watch social media pieces, and of course, read articles like these on how to make it through. Your vet may be able to refer you to some resources as well.

Memorials: Healing Through The Honoring Of Our Pets

When our pets pass, we feel the loss as if we’d lost a family member. Our pets offer so much more than companionship; our relationship with them brings us tremendous emotional support and joy. That relationship is worthy of being honored and cherished and a memorial can do that. A memorial is a tangible reminder of that special bond you shared and even though they’ve crossed the Rainbow Bridge, it’s a way to always keep them near to your heart. In big ways, memorials can be the closure we need to help us accept the finality of something that seems senseless.

One of our favorite ways to memorialize your pet is the exquisite crystal towers from Crystal Clear Memories. They know that the bonds we form with our pets are unlike any in the world, and they’re able to capture an elegant memory of your pet in a 3D glass crystal.

Preserve your beloved pet’s image in a 3D photo crystal, for a stunning memorial keepsake and lasting reminder of your special bond.

Crystal Clear Memories creates lifelike, realistic 3D images that are laser-engraved in top-quality crystals. The light-reflective, high-quality crystal comes in several shapes and sizes. When paired with an optional lighted base that brings the 3d image to life, it is a daily reminder of the love you and your pet shared. These pieces come beautifully packaged satin-lined box, and with their own microfiber cleaning cloths to keep them sparkly and dust-free.

Most of all, pet parents want to keep the memories of happy times with their beloved pet with them, and the crystal towers helps to do just that. They remind them in a beautiful and sentimental way of how precious life with their furry family member was, and how that bond can’t ever be broken. You can have your crystal tower engraved with your pet’s name or birthday or a special quote, and every order is backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Crystal Clear Memories knows our pets are family. They want to help bring a smile to your face every time you remember your pet, and to remind you that family is forever with these timeless pieces.

And just for readers, you can save 10% off orders of $70+ when you use the code PETLOVE10 (valid thru 12/31/21).

Lori Ennis
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