Learn About the Cremation Process and Find Pet Cremation Urns in the Pet Cremato
Each year thousands of people send out holiday greeting cards to their friends and family. But rarely does anyone stop and question why we do this tradition yearly and how it came to be. The answer can be traced all the way back to 1843. Sir Henry Cole asked John Calcott Horsley to paint a card for him. It said 'A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You' and depicted a family happily embracing one another and enjoying the holiday festivities. And though he did not send cards the following year, somehow the custom caught on. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, seasons greetings cards were often elaborate. They were cut into various shapes and decorated with silk, satin, and fringe. The first line of US Christmas cards was not created until 1875. Until then, American had to get their holiday greeting cards from England. Learn more about seasons greetings cards and religious Christmas cards in our wide selection of vintage reprints.
Most historians agree that cremation probably formally began during the Stone Age sometime around 3000 BC. And while pet cremation is slowly rising in popularity today, it is not something new. Laurence Stager and his archaeological team discovered a pet cemetery from the period of Persian rule in 1986. In the US, the oldest and most well-known pet burial grounds is Hartsdale Pet Cemetary and Crematory. It opened its doors in 1896 when Dr. Samuel Johnson offered a burial spot for a friend's dog within his apple orchard. And today more than 70,000 pets are buried there within pet cremation urns. View many fascinating facts behind the cremation process and animal cremation when you browse our new catalog.