We receive many letters and photographs all the time from our customers expressing their pleasure with their ReMinkie Memory Bears. Since 1994 we’ve created memory bears for customers from all over the country.
Rita, we opened the box and tears filled my eyes! The bear was breath taking, more than I imagined, such a cute and loving face and the initials were the finishing touch. My mother will be speechless and generations will be able to love our ReMinkie bear forever. Thank you again for sharing your talent and bringing so many lasting memories to families like us. Happy Holidays, Stephany B.
I opened the box when I came home. I never felt such a calm come over me since the death of my beloved husband Jim, a handsome, special husband missed greatly each day. I hugged each bear & shed a tear. I remember my love wearing these sport jackets. As the holiday approaches that he so loved, I thank you from my heart. These bears are just adorable & made with quality, care & love! ~ Pam F. from WI.
Oh, Rita, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, my new memory bears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for your craftsmanship. I will treasure them
always! ~ Blessings, Lou, Nashville, TN
Each quilt is draped over a chair in our family room. Joe loves to look at them. He remembers wearing every tie, and he is absolutely delighted. The quilts are brilliant works of art. I can’t find enough adjectives to say how incredible they are. Many, many thanks. ~ J&T
I had one bear made from my mom’s mink stole and another from my dad’s ties. They are treasured heirlooms; perfect way to hold the memories. ~ Nancy Wade LeCain
Well, my sweet bear babies arrived…the two boxes tonight at dark…Oh, my, Oh MY…they are beautiful, and such beautiful and professional work…please put my words in your advertisements and in Southern Living where I found you.
Rita — Hope by now you have received our note regarding the ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! baby bears. I know our friends will love them. Best always and thanks again for the beautiful work you do! ~ Marilyn G-P
Just beautiful work, and craftsmanship…the little handmade bow ties with my husband’s passion for tennis…oh, I just can’t believe their beauty…and I thank you so very much. ~ Love, K.H. in Williamsburg, VA
Hi Rita, I just wanted to let you know that the “momma and baby” teddy bears you made from my mother’s mink stole are adorable! I couldn’t be more pleased. Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year! Thanks again for giving me a way to actually enjoy my mom’s mink. ~ Janice H.
Thank you so much Rita for our LOVELY bear. My son loves it and it still smells like my mother. What a nice thing at our one year anniversary of her passing! Thank you so much for all your hard work, the bear is gorgeous! ~ Timarie
LOVE your bears and pillows made from horse blankets!!! ~ Laura H.
Good morning, Rita. I love the bears, especially that baby bear. Too cute for words! I will take the bears to them in California when I visit the end of April. I will be sending you some bed linens (heavy old fashioned white material) to make Ellington some bunnies. Thanks again! Great work! ~ Susan
Love the custom pillows. Thank you for taking apart the velvet cape (several times) and then making them into something beautiful. You are an amazing and trustworthy caretaker of fabrics and memories. Thrilled!! Thank you and ❤️ Laura
Rita, the pillows have arrived and they are beautiful. The fur jacket belonged to my great aunt and my mother wore many times when my sister and I were growing up, it was a nice surprise. ~ Father Alan
To My Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, I moved to Florida in 2000 year. Now it’s June 2008 and I’m still here. My closet is full; there is room for no more and my minks are things I don’t want to store. Since mink is something I will no longer wear I decided to make you a sweet cuddly bear. Rita Glosser who lives here on Longboat Key was just the person to “rescue” me. She handcrafts memory bears to preserve the past. So I finally found a use of my minks at last. It’s not a toy so please handle with care. A memory of me will always be there I hope you will forever cherish and treasure your new keepsake bear! ~ Love, Margaret J. Atkinson
Thank you so much for the exquisite bears. They are truly a work of art. I promise that they will have a good home and be loved. Looking at them makes me feel like my Mom is with me. ~ Ann, Pittsfield, MA
What a wonderful keepsake. The ties belonged to my husband Jim who passed away in December. We will treasure this ReMinkie Bear. ~ Marilyn, Rochester, NY
The bears arrived yesterday. They are so adorable and I just love them. They will be wonderful gifts to my grandchildren this Christmas. ~ Mary, Detroit, MI
My husband loves the Green Bay Packers and when he got the bear with a Packer tie on the belly, he let out a holler and he keeps it on his desk.. It was a great birthday gift. ~ Jane, Madison, WI
My husband surprised me with a ReMinkie Baby Bear for my birthday. It was a wonderful gift and the girls in the office will be contacting you. Expect more orders from Missouri. ~ Hannah, St. Louis, MO
When I found your web site, I finally knew what to do with my fox jacket. I kept hoping I would wear it, but now I see it every day and really love having the bear. My husband agrees! ~ Vickie, Lancaster, PA
Thank you so much for my gorgeous bears. I really love them and they are a wonderful reminder of my mother and things in the past. ~ Verna C., Cleveland, OH
Thank you for such a beautiful creation from an 80 year old fur… a true testament to creation of preserving a lifelong gift for generations to come. Thank you and hope you continue to preserve for other generations along the way.” ~ C. Reed, Covington, GA
Dear Rita, Thank you so much for doing our memory bears. Our Christmas was so very special because of the bears. Our kids were so surprised! They said it was the best ever Christmas present, they each have a piece of their dad to hold, talk to and hug. They will have them forever and pass them along. Thank you so much. ~ Sincerely, Peg W., Enola PA
Rita, the bears arrived yesterday afternoon. We just love them! Thank you so much! They will treasure them forever! Thank you again! ~ Laura from Colorado
Why I saved the three receiving blankets that we brought our babies home from the hospital in, I’ll never know. Would you believe 40 years later, I had them made into Memory Bears with their birth dates on the paws and gave them to my grandchildren. They love them. Being a saver sometimes pays off. ~ J.G., Sarasota, FL
My father loved his L. L. Bean coat and wore it all the time. Thank you for making the wonderful bears from his favorite coat. They remind us of him and the happy times when he wore the coat. ~ W. P., Richmond, VA
Just Arrived! My necktie bear is exactly what we hoped for…What good memories of my father wearing these ties. It touched the whole family. Thank you… thank you. ~ Dottie M., New York, NY
I’m so glad I saw your ad and found you. What a great idea. I love the necktie bear you made from my husband’s neckties. Fond memories… ~ Barbara F., Nashville, TN
I sent Rita an outdated, but beautiful, mink jacket belonging to my recently deceased Mother… I wanted to share it with my 2 brothers as a Christmas gift in memory of our Mom, who we all remember her wearing it… Rita worked closely with me by email and phone to make these pillows adding personal touches. I received them today and can attest that the finished pillow will STUN you, compared to mere a photograph. They are so beautiful, warm, and cozy-looking. If you are considering sending you family fur (or other item) to ReMinkie to make a keepsake, I would definitely endorse ReMinkie …the service and quality are outstanding. ~ Judith T. Fairhope, Alabama
I’m amazed that an old mink stole could make 2 beautiful pillows that I see in my den. ~ Cindy F, Atlanta GA
What a great use for my big old mink coat. The Throw looks fabulous fabulous on my sofa. The workmanship is superb. Many thanks. ~ Lillian L., Phoenix, AZ
I can’t figure out how you took my mom’s plush car coats and combined them to make a wonderful throw. With memories of my mom, it will keep me warm all winter in New Hampshire. – Marcia B., Manchester, NH
My husband had so many ties that I kept and stored in a box. Now they’re on my sofa in a touchable treasure that we see every day. – B. G. Atlanta, GA
I saved my late husbands ties that had fond memories from gifts and our travels. Thank you for giving me the perfect way to use them in a ReMinkie Pillow. – A. L. New York, NY
It was a pleasure working with you to create a surprise gift for my husband’s 75th birthday. I snuck them out of his closet and when we presented the ReMinkie Pillow made from his ties, he flipped. Thanks again for making his birthday so memorable. – B. T. Scottsdale, AZ
My heartfelt thanks for the beautiful job you did on my momma and baby bears. They took my breath away and brought instant tears. – Ginny M., Miami, FL
Message to my grandchildren: “This ‘Memere Bear’ was handcrafted especially out of the repurposed fur of Memere’s beautiful mink coat. Perfect for snuggling, this bear can be used for your own comfort today and passed on to your children for their comfort when the time comes. Memere has always loved her babies; now this Memere Bear can be passed from generation to generation as a symbol of her love and affection for each of us.” ~ Thank you! Jackie
Rita, I love, love, love my bear. I had a difficult day at work and came home to find a beautiful keepsake that keeps making me smile. What you’ve created will be a forever treasure. My grandmother would have squealed with joy. Thank you ~ Chele
Love my memory bears… love you! Had four wonderful necktie bears made by ReMinkie. ~ Barbara Kupferberg
I love my ReMinkie Memory Bears !!!! ~ Debbie Hager
Rita is one of the coolest, most unique and creative ladies I know! Love my ReMinkie Memory Bear! ~ Erin O’Brien McLeod
Great products, great lady! ~ Barbara Landow Horowitz
Rita made beautiful Teddy’s from my Mom’s Mink coat. I highly recommend her to anyone. – Gloria O., Cheshire, CT
Thank you again for providing our family with such a lovely memory of our mother and grandmother. ~ Mary J., Miami, FL
Rita, everyone that sees the bears love them! Great job and it was fun meeting you. ~ Nancy S.
Thanks so much for making all these beautiful bears! We all love them! ~ Jackie
Love my bears that Reminkie made from Bob’s shirts! ~ Jeanne Gutkin
Love my ReMinkie Memory Bear! ~ Marion Levine
Love my necktie pillow! ~ Dottie Baer Garner
Reminkie Memory Bears are the best! Just love those bears. ~ Sara Gordon
Love your picture and the bears. ~ Sandra Finnegan
Anything you do I like! ~ David Kaplan