A Quick Introduction to Custom Pet Memorial Votives

I make each Custom Pet Memorial Votive by hand with love and sympathy on the loss of a precious companion.

custom pet memorial votive of tabby cat
Paddy O’Mally

And they also make unique customized gifts even when they aren’t in sympathy for a loss.

Here is a quick outline of how votives are ordered, made and shipped, and customizations possible for your practice or business.

You can upload a photo or photos when you order your votive or email them soon after.

I prepare that photo to fit the 3″ cube-shaped glass vase, print the design onto a waterproof frosted vinyl label, then wrap it around the vase and burnish it onto the surface.

Standard with each votive

  • I use my skills as an artist in traditional media and on computer to remove backgrounds, touch up lighting and composition, and add a background color or pattern that complements the subject.
  • The votive can be used with a wax candle but I provide an LED tea light with each votive to help keep curious noses and waving tails safe.
  • Your choice of a sympathy card is also included. If I am to ship directly to the recipient you can give me a note which I will write inside the card.
  • The price includes shipping, whether to your practice or drop-shipped to a customer, within the continental US. I have rates for international shipping.
  • I include a care and use card with each votive. This card, and a label on the bottom of the votive, have a link to this website.

Little extras

  • Adding an extra subject on the front or on the sides, adding a special background pattern like a favorite blanket or chair are extra, or text or a logo are extra, but usually add an extra $10 per addition.

Votives are kept in confidence

I photograph each votive I make for my records and to keep the details of what it looked like for my reference. I never use a votive in any public venue, whether for display or self-promotion, without permission of both the giver and the recipient.

The page About the Votives will answer your questions about choosing an image and ordering:

  • My goal with each Custom Pet Memorial Votive
  • They began as personal gifts to friends
  • Creating the image
  • Tips on choosing a photo
  • Gallery of samples made for retail and wholesale customers
  • Including a decorative or patterned background
  • Customizations for your practice
  • The use and care insert
  • Packaging
  • Shipping
  • My background as an artist and business owner

You can also read about Other Memorial Gifts, Animal Sympathy Cards and Commissioned Pet Portraits.

All images and text © 2022-2023 Bernadette E. Kazmarski  •  www.custompetmemorialvotives.com

All images and content are copyrighted and may not be used or reproduced in any way without my written permission. Please contact me if you are interested in using any of my content.


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