People love their pets and we treat them as if they’re members of the family. When a pet passes, it can be a very dark time in our lives. The loss of a pet often times feels like the loss of a close relative and is likely to affect both physical and mental health. Researchers from the University of Hawaii’s animal science department did a study to determine the level of grief and stress that a pet owner experiences when a pet dies. The veterinary clinic interviewed 106 pet owners and found that 52 percent had lost one or more pets from natural causes and 37 percent had lost a pet to euthanasia. Although many pet owners experience great grief when a pet dies, about 30 percent reported grief that lasted six months or longer. Severe grief that resulted in major life disruption was not as common however; it was estimated to have been experienced by as high as 12 percent of those studied. Although the loss of a pet if often times life altering, it is not always recognized by friends, acquaintances, or co-workers. Because the loss of pet doesn’t always get treated as a significant or authentic occasion for grieving, people may not always know how to cope with their loss or a friend’s loss. Continue reading
Ever wanted to show how grateful you are to a current or former teacher? Or just how much you appreciate them? Did you know National Teacher Appreciation Day is on May 6? Few other professionals touch as many people’s lives as teachers do. Educators contribute to communities across the world everyday and in many ways. During Teacher Appreciation Day, thousands of communities will take the time to honor and respect their local educators. The commitment, enthusiasm and hard work of all educators- past, present, and future deserves to be recognized. National Teacher’s Appreciation Day is your opportunity to show your appreciation to teachers for all the effort they put in each day and the great education we receive thanks to them. Continue reading
Doctors around the world generously dedicate their lives to helping others. They go through many years of school and residency work to gain training and board certification, and work long hours to treat patients. I think we can all agree that it takes a special kind of person to dedicate themselves to a medical career. People everywhere need to celebrate their medical professionals as we are all indebted to them. Did you know Doctor’s Day is on March 30th? It’s a time for patients to show their gratitude by giving gifts and cards or laying flowers at the graves of doctors who’ve passed. Are you having trouble thinking of the perfect way to say thank you? Memorablegifts.com would never leave you stranded. Continue reading for Doctor’s Day gift ideas, thank you notes, and more!
Fall is officially here! It’s time to go pick some pumpkins, make apple cider, and watch the leaves change colors. While you are busy enjoying the change in seasons, don’t forget to acknowledge these important days. The holidays of fall are opportunities to show how much you appreciate those around you. The season brings people together as the weather turns cold. For some, fall holidays are all about spending time with loved ones, and for others they are about having fun with festivities, whether trick-or-treating, or carving a jack-o-lantern. Whichever fall holiday is your favorite, Memorable Gifts has a wide selection of personalized gifts for all occasions. Continue reading
These days life moves by so fast that sometimes we forget to take time to appreciate those around us. We forget to thank those who had a great influence on our lives with their many years of wisdom and knowledge. I am talking about appreciating our always-loving grandparents. Ever since the 1970’s, the first Sunday after Labor Day has been respected as National Grandparents day. This holiday was created as a way to encourage families to set aside time to visit their elderly loved ones. Continue reading