Pet Memorial Garden Flags and Other Memorial Gifts

I make several other customized and non-customized gifts, some intended for sympathy and remembrance, and some simply as gifts for animal lovers than can be used as remembrances.

Custom Pet Memorial Garden Flag

Custom Pet Memorial Garden Flag

I spent a couple of years experimenting with ways to make my own 11″ x 15″ garden flags, and once I began selling the Custom Pet Memorial Votives it was a natural step to also make Custom Pet Memorial Garden Flags. I offer the full-flag design you see above, but because not all photos are vertical I’ve also developed a decorative design in which I can change the shape and size of the subject’s image.

Custom Pet Memorial Garden Flags at an event.
Custom Pet Memorial Garden Flags at an event.

And the flag doesn’t need to be used in the garden—it can also be displayed inside using a wire or wooden bracket that’s used for pennants, small quilts or weavings, as you see below where I have the three flags displayed indoors at an event.

Pet Memorial Garden Flags.
Pet Memorial Garden Flags.

See also more garden flag options below under Non-customized Gift Items.


Purchase a Pet Memorial Garden Flag

You can find the Custom Pet Memorial Garden Flag and the Love Never Ends garden on my Products page.


Non-customized Gift Items

I design, make and sell many different gift items featuring my artwork and photography—that’s how the votives came to be. I customize a few of those items, but people have also purchased the non-customized gifts to use a remembrances as well.

I have included the specific gift items I designed for pet loss, both customized and on-customized, on this website. On my retail e-commerce website I have an online store of many other handmade gift items that may also be used as remembrance gifts. I have the links below to lead you to the right place.

Love Never Ends Garden Flag

Love Never Ends garden flag
Love Never Ends garden flag

I also offer a Love Never Ends garden flag that is not customized. It can be a complement to other remembrance gifts, or for a person who has a pet memorial garden, or who has lost several pets, to display in collective honor. I make this flags in quantity and so it can be ordered in quantity. It coordinates with other goods related to the votives and can be found on my Products page.

I Will Always Walk With You Pet Remembrance Gift

These items are called “shelf-sitters”. They can sit on a shelf or table, or because the “cradles”, or wooden frame backing, can be used for hanging like a canvas print, they can also hang on the wall. It’s based on the design of one of my Animal Sympathy Cards, one of three in the dozen that are non-species-specific, so can be used for any pet with paws; in some cases those distinctive pawprints stand for animals in general.

You can find this pet remembrance gift on my Products page.


Other Gift Items

Because of my decades of cat rescue and foster, my portfolio tends to be heavy on feline images. I don’t dislike dogs at all, but I found felines visually inspiring long before I was an artist, that’s continued all my life, and I take great joy in creating their image. I also know that there are other artists out there who love dogs and creating dog art as much as I love cats and cat art. I prefer to leave the joy of dogs to them, knowing it gives them the same satisfaction the joy of cats brings to me. That said, a few of my portrait customers have given me permission to work with their dogs’ portraits, or with some of the photos I’ve taken of other dogs, and I do have some dog art planned. Read more about that in About Bernadette.

Feline Garden Flags

Speaking of garden flags, I have a line of feline garden flags using my artwork, if purchasing a flag that resembles the feline in question is more appropriate, or you’d just like to give a customer a gift. I print them in smaller quantities so that I can maintain a large variety of designs. I try to keep a selection of different coat colors and patterns and styles in stock. To find the above flags and more, visit the Garden Flags page on www.PortraitsOfAnimals.net.

Great Rescues Day Book

Great Rescues Day Book
Great Rescues Day Book

Great Rescues Day Book is an undated month-by-month day book to record the birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and social and personal events in your life, including the comings and goings of your animal companions. Each month features a portrait of a rescued cat or cats along with their rescue story, plus a few more portraits, health and welfare information about cats, and notepaper patterned with the portraits in the book. It’s spiral-bound and measures 8″ x 10″ to easily fit on a desk or in a purse, briefcase or backpack.

Customers have used this book as a remembrance gift. You can find this book on my Products page.

Other gift items used as remembrances

Vintage Cigar Box Keepsakes.
Vintage Cigar Box Keepsakes.

Above, a recent selection of keepsake boxes made from vintage cigar boxes in various states of wear and tear. Each one is unique, and I always make sure I have a big selection of feline artwork because they are popular as “urns” as well as gift boxes.

Suncatchers are made with upcycled metal photo frames and the same labels I use for my votives, and I use old jewelry to suspend them.

Peaches and Peonies suncatcher.
Peaches and Peonies suncatcher.

From non-customized garden flags to decorated and embellished vintage cigar boxes made into keepsake boxes, votives made from upcycled glass jars, jewelry, accessories and artwork, all inspired by animals and nature, I am stocked with gift items to choose from for animal lovers. Visit my Handmade Gifts Gallery on www.PortraitsOfAnimals.net.

My display of small gift items at a vendor event.
My display of small gift items at a vendor event.

 

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