After the last post, I started thinking about appropriate gifts or keepsakes for those who have lost a pet.  I was browsing through some of the amazing personalized pet memorial gifts from Craft Love Craft Life, and wanted to give you my opinion on a couple. (I couldn’t keep it to just one!) Today, the review is going to be on the personalized pet portrait and the “You left paw prints on my heart” ring. These items will show you the difference in price points (but no decline in quality), as well as the opportunities you have to memorialize your fur baby after they have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

 

Craft Love Craft Life

Name: Pet Portrait

Website: https://www.craftlovecraftlife.com/ref/brikel/

Price: $187.26 – $243.43

Overall Rank: 4.9 out of 5

 

Pet Portrait Product Overview

If you are interested in having a portrait done of your pet, Craft Love Craft Life offers an opportunity for you to recreate your favorite picture of a pet that has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. The portrait is a pencil drawing of your pet’s head, face, and upper neck, and can also include customization if requested. The drawing is done on an 8 x 10″ watercolor cold pressed paper with a 0.5″ border all around. To order, submit your favorite pictures of your beloved pet with ideas on how you want the picture to look to rebecca@craftlovecraftlife.com. She will provide you a digital copy of the proof of what it will look like in the final product.

If you have multiple pets you want included in the portrait, you can have it customized. Just email Rebecca, and she will guide you through the process and any additional costs.

Craft Love Craft Life also offers payments options for those who need assistance. A deposit is necessary to start the process, and a final payment is required before the portrait is shipped. If you have any questions, you can email per the link on the site.

The Good & the Bad

Pros:

  • The accuracy of the drawing is incredible. The artist takes great pride in getting the details and nuances of your pet.
  • The size of the portrait allows you to place the portrait anywhere in your home. An 8 x 10″ is a perfect size to hang on your wall with the family pictures or even place on your desk at work as a remembrance of your loved one.
  • Considering this is a hand drawn portrait with intricate detail, the price is decent.
  • You are able to customize if needed. You would just need to contact the company to do so.

Cons:

  • For some, the price may be a little too much.
  • The portrait only includes the head, face, and upper neck. It will not include a full body shot.
  • 4-6 week shipping time frame…Okay, I guess for me, I want my picture ASAP….but for a quality portrait…I guess I can wait.

Who is the Pet Portrait For?

This pet portrait is for anyone who wants to have a beautifully recreated picture of their pet. This can be for those whose pets have already crossed the rainbow bridge, who are soon to make that journey, or for those who are interested in having a portrait created for their pet. It is a timeless piece that can be added in any venue, and is something that can bring a smile to your face every time you see it.


 

CraftLoveCraftLife

Name: You Left Pawprints on My Heart

Website: https://www.craftlovecraftlife.com/ref/brikel/

Price: $15.64

Overall Rank: 5 out of 5

You Left Pawprints on My Heart Product Overview

This 9.5mm aluminum ring serves as a sweet reminder of the pet who has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. You can customize the ring with any name, date, or symbol. Each ring is hand stamped and made to order!

The Good & the Bad

Pros:

  • The price is on-point.
  • The ring is small, customized, and something that has meaning to you. You can wear it at all times to remember your fur baby.
  • I like the simplicity in the design.
  • You are able to customize if needed. You would just need to contact the company to do so.

Cons:

I really couldn’t think of anything considering the quality of the metal and the price point. The only negative I could see, is it may not be as customizable as you like…however, Craft Love Craft Life has many other opportunities to customize jewelry.

 

Who is the Ring For?

This is truly a gift for anyone who likes simple or who likes a jewelry item that memorializes their fur baby. It is a great gift for someone who wants a small keepsake to wear on a daily basis or for someone who wants to support the animal welfare industry. It is a universal gift idea, and the price really makes this affordable for everyone who is looking for a small token or gift. (My 10 year old son is requesting I buy one for him!)

 

Kelly’s Wish List…

Okay, okay, okay…I have scoured Craft Love Craft Life, and there are so many things I would love to purchase. These two items are only a small sampling of what the company offers. The portraits are high quality pencil drawings where you can tell the artist takes time to get to know your pet before recreating your favorite photo. The rings are a perfect gift for friends, family, or even yourself to remember that your fur baby will always have your heart. They are small, unique, and a quality ring that can be worn for a long time.

I would encourage you to click on the website to check out all the other really neat ideas for memorial gifts. There is something for every price point, so it will be easy to find something for that special person (or yourself). You can even include your pet’s fur or ashes to make it more personalized to you.

Please also shoot me a reply and tell me what you thought. I would love to hear your review on what you purchased and if you would recommend it to your friends! Let me know below, and I will respond to you as soon as I can.

 

 

10 Replies to “Product Review -Personalized Pet Memorial Gifts”

  1. Those portraits are beyond timeless and will recognize any and all pets for generations to the point they can even be passed down as gifts to others. I’ve known many people who’ve had these kinds of pictures made up for their pets and most have them front and center in their living rooms or rec rooms. So far, I’ve seen nothing but immense satisfaction. 

  2. We should look into this. We lost one of our pets over four years ago and though we have photos of her, we’d still like something to commemorate/remember her in another way. We’ve also looked into getting a plushie of her made, but still have to find a store that does them.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Plushies would be an awesome idea too! I will have to be on the lookout for someone who can do that. Thanks for the comments!

  3. These are amazing gifts for those who have lost a cherished pet. I have never heard of getting a pencil pet portrait
    before- what a great idea! From the drawings that are in the picture,they do an excellent job. Pets really do become family. I am thinking that I would like to do this for friends and family -even while their pets are alive!

    1. That’s a great idea! What better way to commemorate a pet than when they are still with us! I thought the portraits were amazing too. She has so much talent!

  4. Hey Kelly. Thank you for sharing this. Never really knew this concept existed, but I am so happy it does. I think portraits would leave the best impression. The price is a bit high, but it is fine for this kind of gift. I mean, it’s not like you are going to buy it everyday.

    Your other recommendations are nice as well but I’m going with the portraits.

    P.S. I am going to bookmark your website for future content.

    Thank you.

    Strahinja.

  5. I have lost far too many animals over the 36 years I have been alive and it would be nice to have something to remember then by besides the memories. My girlfriend and I wanted to put my dog’s ashes into a necklace but these portraits are amazing.

    Are there any other memorial gift ideas you can think of? I am interested in hearing about other ideas!

    1. Oh my goodness, yes! There are so many items you can get. I just posted an article on customized wine bottle labels, and a rainbow bridge wind chime. These are a couple of ideas, but I would definitely click on the link for Craft Love Craft Life as they have so many ideas. You can put your pet’s ashes or fur into necklaces, bracelets, , etc, or you can get a crystal to commemorate them as well. 

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