Honestly, I didn’t want to write about pet memory boxes, I feel to young for the job. Just over two years ago, I was the family baby, with two older sisters. Today, I’m the older sister to Madison. Emma and my Mom had been looking for a way to save Katie’s personal effects since she passed away. Just last month they found the perfect solution! Sadly, Emma is not here to write about it. Since I knew Katie for almost three years it is up to me to handle this post.
My GBGV Life received the pet memory box in this post to review. My GBGV Life receives no additional benefits for barking about Cades & Birch products or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinion of My GBGV Life. Cades & Birch is not responsible for the contents of this post.
Early in October Cades & Birch contacted Emma about a review. After looking over their website, she was thrilled to finally have found the right product to keep Katie’s memories in. She ordered the pet memory box, and was looking forward to seeing the finished product. Unfortunately, it arrived the day after she passed away. Emma did bookmark the site, making it easy for me to find.
Pet Memory Boxes
They have several wonderful options for pet memory boxes on their Etsy website. Each box is personalized as you would like, and made to order. Emma wanted Katie’s AKC name, call name, and a short quote on the top, along with the dates. She also chose to have Katie’s photo burned into the wood. Didn’t it come out nice?
The Size Of The Box
The box is not too big, but not too small. The outside measures 8.5” long. 6” wide, and 7.25” tall. Inside box dimensions are 7” long, 4.5” wide, and 6” tall. If you want to keep your pet’s ashed in the box, it will hold ashes for pets up to 180 lbs. Memory boxes are not sealed for ashes, but you may keep them in another container in the box.
Katie didn’t have a lot of personal items, but we still needed a good place to keep them. When a dog in our family passes away, Mom keeps that collar and tags forever, and it is never worn again. She also had Katie’s German passport, paw print, fur samples, and some other items.
I put everything in the box, and there was more than enough room. Being in the box means we can always take them out to look at them if we want to.
Pet Photo Options
We love the photo on the front of the box. The space is for a 4×6 photo. Cades & Birch offers four options:
- Burn the photo into a piece of wood, which is what Emma chose for Katie.
- Burn the photo onto white wood to keep the original photo color, see the second photo in the picture.
- The photo can be put onto a round ceramic disc.
- You can use your own photo at home, insert it yourself right behind an acrylic cover.
If you want to keep all your memories a deep, dark, green secret, they even include a little lock and key for the latch on the box. I guess it might keep our cat burglar out of things!
Along with choosing what you would like engraved on the cover, and the photo options, there are also the stain options or wood options depending on what type of box you order. The pet memory box looks great on display in your home, and all your memories are right inside the box.
Mom is working on a box for Emma. I think we may need a large trunk and not a box for all her personal effects, but Mom says a box like Katie has will work fine. We are thinking of a darker stain for her box since she was so dark as a puppy. It may take some time because Mom gets to upset when she tries to think of the text for the box. Never in a million years did we think Emma pretty much found her own box, but we know she would want her memories to be in a Cades & Birch pet memory box. When we get that box finished, we will share it with you, but it may be a while.
Cades & Birch has a lot of different products for pets and for the home. My mom is crazy about so many of their fun items. Because not everyone is in need of pet memory boxes, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to be used for any of their products! Simply enter through the giveaway widget below.