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What to Say to Someone Grieving

Memory Bears - for when you are struggling with what to say to someone grievingMany of us struggle over what to say to someone grieving. However, in most cases, the very act of reaching out to someone is more important than any words you may offer.

At ReMinkie, we make memory bears as comforting keepsakes for those who are grieving. Memory bears are made from clothing of the loved one who passed away. Huggable and beautiful, memory bears can provide solace in times of grief — without worrying over the “right words.”

Top Things to Say to Someone Grieving

  1. I am so sorry for your loss.
  2. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
  3. I am here for you whenever you need me.
  4. I wish I had the perfect words. Please know that I care.
  5. Share a happy memory of the person who passed away.

Top Tips on What to Say to Someone Grieving

  1. First and foremost, don’t let your worries about saying or doing the “wrong thing” keep you from saying or doing anything at all.
  2. Let the grieving person know you’re available to listen.
  3. Let go of any preconceived notions about the grief process. Everyone grieves differently.
  4. Offer practical help such preparing food or driving to appointments.
  5. Be ready to give hugs, and check in with the grieving person on a regular basis.

Memorial Quotes: What to Say to Someone Grieving

As you consider what to say to someone grieving, you may want to peruse our collection of memorial quotes. We have created a series of memorial quotes in three parts. Simply click on the links below to view the inspiring words.

Memory Bears – A Comforting Keepsake

Memory bears can’t speak, but they are perfect for hugging. If you’re looking for a meaningful and comforting gift for someone who’s grieving, please don’t hesitate to call me about making a memory bear. Our memory bears are the highest quality around; made to last a lifetime.

Christmas, Hanukkah & Holiday Bears

Soon the holidays will be here! If you’re looking for sentimental and meaningful gifts, consider giving Christmas, Hanukkah and Holiday Bears this year. We make memory bears as Christmas gifts, Hanukkah gifts and holiday gifts. Each memory bear is made from materials you send us, such as a loved one’s clothing, blankets, furs, neckties, and more. If you prefer, we can create your holiday bears from our own furs.

Holiday Bears

Holiday Bears & Meaningful Gifts

What makes our Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday bears such meaningful gifts? All of our memory bears are custom-designed and made especially for you. In addition, we can add personalization such as monograms, bows and ribbons, buttons, clothing, jewelry, and so much more.

If your child has outgrown his/her baby blanket, a memory bear is the perfect way to repurpose it. Or if your retired husband no longer wears his neckties, memory bears are a wonderful way to recycle them. Or if a grandmother has passed away, consider turning her old furs into memory bears for the whole family.

When you send us your sentimental materials, we transform them into meaningful gifts for the holidays. We make holiday bears to suit your recipient. For example, we have made Christmas bears, Hanukkah bears, Minion bears, Masonic bears, Harley Davidson bears, Nascar bears, Golf bears, patriotic bears, Boy Scout bears, Police bears, Pilot bears, baby bears, and more.

Give meaningful gifts! All of our holiday bears are made with the highest quality care. Why choose ReMinkie? Because we have over 20 years experience making memory bears for loved ones.

Condolence Gifts

Would you like to give condolence gifts that bring comfort to your recipient? While others are sending out generic gift baskets and flowers, would you like to offer a keepsake that can be treasured for a lifetime?

At ReMinkie, we make memory bears, custom pillows and custom blankets as condolence gifts. Not only are our condolence gifts beautiful, they can be extremely comforting in times of loss and grief.

Condolence Gifts: Memory Bears

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Pictured above: memory bears made with clothing belonging to men who have passed away. We designed the memory bears in honor and memory of beloved husbands and fathers. These were given as beautiful and meaningful gifts to those who were left behind.

What makes our memorial and bereavement gifts so special is that they are holdable and huggable. They’re tried and true when it comes to tears and grief. Due to their comforting nature, memory bears have been given to Alzheimer’s patients for solace in times of stress. In fact, ReMinkie has designed and donated bears to Alzheimer’s patients.

Condolence Gifts: Last a Lifetime

Why give disposal gifts? Instead, give keepsakes and memory bears made from clothing that’s recycled and repurposed from a loved one’s closet. At ReMinkie, we make the highest quality bears and keepsakes. We want your gift to stand the test of time, and become an heirloom to pass from one generation to another.

Memory Teddy Bears

Would you or a loved one like a memory teddy bear to hug and to hold? At ReMinkie, we create personalized teddy bears and memory bears from clothing. View examples of memory teddy bears below. The pictured bears feature a pilot bear, a Boy Scout bear, a monogrammed bear, and a Transit Police bear.

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Memory Teddy Bears

Memory teddy bears are a beautiful and meaningful way to preserve memories. Don’t throw away the old clothing or belongings of a loved one. Instead, let us repurpose and recycle clothes into brand new memory bears for you and your loved ones.

We are ready to create memory bears from clothing as well as any materials that have sentimental meaning to you or a loved one. We design personalized teddy bears from old clothing, baby blankets, jewelry, neckties, bowties, quilts, and much more.

Memory teddy bears can offer sweet comfort in times of grief and loss. Give bears as memorial gifts, remembrance gifts, Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, retirement gifts, wedding gifts, anniversary gifts — and as gifts for other important milestones.

Memory / Memorial Quotes (Part 3)

At ReMinkie, we make memory bears and custom keepsakes to help you cherish loved ones and treasure your memories. We hope you enjoy the memory quotes and memorial quotes we have collected below. If you would like to learn more about turning old clothing (and more) into memory bears, pillows, blankets and custom keepsakes, please contact Rita at 800-373-6465.

Memory Quotes: Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.Memory Quotes: The best thing about memories is making them.Memory Quotes: There are moments in my life I will always remember, not because they were important, but because you were there.Memory Quotes: Today's little moments become tomorrow's precious memories.Memory Quotes: We didn't realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.Memory Quotes: We don't remember days. We remember moments.Love Quotes: we may not have it all together, but together we have itMemory Quotes / Memorial Quotes: When someone you love becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure.Memory Quotes: When you think of memories you've made with friends, those memories become treasures.

Memory Quotes & Memorial Quotes:
Collected by ReMinkie Memory Bears

Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Stars are openings in Heaven where our loved ones shine down.

The best thing about memories is making them.

There are moments in my life I will always remember, not because they were important, but because you were there.

Today’s little moments become tomorrow’s precious memories.

We didn’t realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

When you think of memories you’ve made with friends, those memories become treasures.

Memory Quotes (Part 2)

At ReMinkie, we make memory bears and custom keepsakes to help you cherish your loved ones and hold onto your happy memories. We hope you enjoy the memory quotes we have collected below. If you would like to learn more about turning old clothing (and more) into memory bears, pillows, blankets and custom keepsakes, please contact Rita at 800-373-6465.

Love quotes: real love stories never have endingsMemory Quotes: No matter what happens... some memories can never be replaced.Memory Quotes: Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, and the things you never want to lose.Memory Quotes: Memories are timeless treasures of the heart.Memory Quotes: Memories are special moments that tell our story.Love Quotes / Life Quotes: Love like you'll never hurt. Sing like no one is listening. Dance like no one is watching. Live like it's heaven on heart.Love quotes: Love isn't finding someone you can live with... it's finding someone you can't live without.Love quotes: Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home. (Mother Teresa)Memory quotes / Life quotes: Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. A memory is sweet, cherish it.Memory quotes / Life quotes: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Memory Quotes: Collected by ReMinkie Memory Bears

Real love stories never have endings.

No matter what happens… some memories can never be replaced.

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, and the things you never want to lose.

Memories are timeless treasures of the heart.

Memories are special moments that tell our story.

Love like you’ll never hurt. Sing like no one is listening. Dance like no one is watching. Love like it’s heaven on earth.

Love isn’t finding someone you can live with. It’s finding someone you can’t live without.

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones — the ones at home.

Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. A memory is sweet, cherish it.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Memory Quotes (Part 1)

At ReMinkie, we make memory bears and custom keepsakes to help you cherish your loved ones and hold onto your happy memories. We hope you enjoy the memory quotes we have collected below. If you would like to learn more about turning old clothing (and more) into memory bears, pillows, blankets and custom keepsakes, please contact Rita at 800-373-6465.

Memory Quotes: A moment in our arms... a lifetime in our hearts.Memory Quotes - Keep Calm and Remember Beautiful MemoriesMemory Quotes - If there comes a tomorrow when we're not together... (Winnie the Pooh)Memory Quotes: I walk down memory lane because I love running into you.Memory Quotes: I love those random memories that make me smile no matter what is going on in my life right now.Memory Quotes: I know who I am because of you.Memory Quotes: I carry your heart with me ...Memory Quotes. Family, where life begins, and love never ends.Memory Quotes: The best things in life are the people you love, the places you've been, and the memories you've made along the way.Memory Quotes: The best thing about memories is making them.

Memory Quotes: Collected by ReMinkie Memory Bears

A moment in our arms, a lifetime in our hearts.

Keep calm and remember beautiful memories.

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.

I want down memory lane because I love running into you.

I love those random memories that make me smile no matter what is going on in my life right now.

I know who I am because of you.

I carry your heart with me. I carry it in my heart. I am never without it. Anywhere I go, you go.

Family ~ where life begins and love never ends.

The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve been, and the memories you’ve made along the way.

The best thing about memories is making them.

Memory Bears for Orlando Victims

We Stand with the Orlando Victims

We stand with Orlando / Orlando VictimsAll of us at ReMinkie are shocked and appalled by the Orlando Shooting on June 12, 2016. In this horrific mass shooting, 49 innocent people were killed and 53 more were injured. The Orlando victims were struck down while enjoying a night out at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Florida. Our hearts go out to the Orlando victims as well as their friends and families during this painful and difficult time.

At ReMinkie, our expertise is often called upon during times of tragedy, grief and loss. We frequently make memory bears in honor and memory of loved ones who have passed away. For those who are left behind; those who are grieving deeply, a memory bear is a soft, beautiful and huggable keepsake.

Our memory bears are made from the clothes and/or belongings of the loved one who has died. We have designed bears out of shirts, jeans, pants, blouses, neckties, uniforms, tees, fur coats, and much more. We have adorned memory bears with jewelry that belonged to the deceased. Memory bears often become a treasured keepsake. Each is a one-of-a-kind remembrance of the loved one.

We are grateful that our memory bears offer solace and comfort during difficult times. We are rewarded whenever we hear that our bears have helped with the healing process. We know there’s no simple formula to cope with unbearable loss, but we also know that very few people can resist hugging a memory bear.

Again, we extend our sympathies for all the Orlando victims as well as all who knew and loved them. You have our support. We only wish there were magical words that could ease away the pain.

Making Teddy Bears Out of Clothes

Memory Bear: Making Teddy Bears Out of ClothesMaking teddy bears out of clothes has been ReMinkie’s specialty for over 20 years.

Making Teddy Bears Out of Clothes

Memorial Teddy Bears

Making teddy bears out of clothes is a beautiful way to preserve memories of loved ones who have passed away. We have made memorial teddy bears out of the clothes of beloved spouses, parents, grandparents and more. We have transformed clothes into comforting memory bears to hug and hold during times of grief and loss. Clothes include old fur coats, neckties, pants, jeans, shirts, blouses, uniforms and more.

Retirement Bears

Making teddy bears out of clothes can be a wonderful way to honor a recent retiree. We have made memory bears out of police uniforms, pilot uniforms, boy scout uniforms and much more. We have even made a colorful memory bear for a retiring teacher who wore fun neckties to school each day.

Kids & Baby Clothes

Have your children outgrown old clothes? A memory bear can be a wonderful way to repurpose and recycle clothes by making teddy bears out of clothes. Memory bears make meaningful birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, anniversary gifts, wedding gifts, graduation gifts, and much more. We can personalize teddy bears with monograms, t-shirts and more.

Clothes in Your Closet

Do you have old clothes hanging in your own closet? Maybe an old fur coat you don’t wear anymore. Making teddy bears out of clothes is a fabulous way to “go green.” Repurpose and recycle clothes with memory bears. We also make custom pillows, throws and quilts out of old clothes (including furs and neckties).

If you have any questions about memory bears, please feel free to call Rita Glosser: 800-373-6465.

What Is a Memory Bear?

Memory Bears - What is a Memory BearMemory Bears are teddy bears made from clothing and belongings with sentimental value to you. Clothing includes fur coats, neckties, uniforms, t shirts, pants and much more. Belongings include blankets, jewelry, buttons and more.

Memory Bears are usually made in remembrance of a loved one or as a keepsake to pass from one generation to another. In making a memory bear, old clothes are transformed into a beautiful and comforting bear.

Memory Bears make excellent Sympathy Gifts, Memorial Gifts and Bereavement Gifts. During times of loss and grief, they can offer great comfort. They’re soft and huggable, and a beautiful remembrance of a loved one.

We make Memory Bears in three main categories: Fur Bears, Fabric Bears and Necktie Bears. We also make Baby Bears.

Not All Memory Bears Are Created Equally

As a treasured keepsake, a memory bear should be designed to last a lifetime. No one wants to turn a loved one’s clothing and belongings into a teddy bear that falls apart after a few years. This is why we make high-end teddy bears of the very best quality. Our teddy bears are meticulously crafted; fully lined for durability; and stuffed with poly-fiberfill. They include movable joints in arms and legs; and child-safe eyes and noses.

I have been making remembrance bears for over 20 years, and am delighted by the testimonials I receive from my wonderful customers.

As you consider ordering a memory bear, make sure you find someone with the experience and craftsmanship to design a bear that will stand the test of time.