How to create memorial shadowboxes for lost pets

Create a  memorial ShadowBox, including the memorable “Rainbow Bridge” story. Display these boxes on a shelf, a desk or hang them on a wall. They are such nice tribute for your pet’s love and companionship.

Pets are part of our family and their losses are always difficult. The following is the original “Rainbow Bridge” story that may bring a little comfort or relief, for those grieving the loss of their pets.

“The Rainbow Bridge”

“There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills, and valleys with lush green grass. When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather.

The old and frail animals are young again.

Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other. There is only one thing missing. They are not with their special person who loved them on earth. So, each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! The nose twitches! The ears are up. The eyes are staring! And this one suddenly runs from the group.

You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her, in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet. Then you cross over the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.”   Author unknown.

DIY lost pet’s shadowbox for their keepsakes.

Shadowbox contents:

This shadowbox contains my son-in-law’s, beloved dog Arnold’s, name tag and collar.

Arnold’s photo, paw print, and a lock of his fur are displayed in round cutouts from green poster board.

“The Rainbow Bridge”  is printed and framed within the dog bone cutout.

Tip: For a more personalized touch, create your own personalized story, or poem about your pet.

Framed plaster paw prints
Framed plaster paw prints

Jack has both of these shadowboxes sitting on his desk.

Framed plaster paw prints.



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