Memory Bear

Memory Bear Poem

At ReMinkie Memory Bears, we create lasting keepsakes for you and your loved ones. Our memory bears are designed to celebrate love that lives on forever, long after life fades away. Our beautiful and huggable memory bears are great comforters in times of loss. We make memory bears of the highest quality — as adorable, lovable, and lasting keepsakes. We hope you enjoy our memory bear poem, written about our bears.

Memory Bear Poem by ReMinkie

With memories sewn into this bear,
your cherished one is always near.

Although your loss is great and dear,
your love lives on, bright and clear.

So when you give this bear a hug,
remember times of joy and love.

Honor the memory of your loved one with a ReMinkie memory bear, personalized especially for you.

Memory Bear by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears

Teddy Bear Poem

At ReMinkie Memory Bears, we create teddy bears with special meaning for you and your loved ones. Our “teddy bears” are made from materials that have nostalgic and sentimental value to you. We’ve designed memory bears from baby clothes, baby blankets, mothers’ fur coats, fathers’ neckties, police uniforms, pilot uniforms, and so much more. Memory bears are teddy bears that commemorate a loved one’s life, milestone, achievement, and more. In celebration of the beauty and comfort of teddy bears, here is a collection of teddy bear poetry and music.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear Poem, Nursery Rhyme

Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Touch the ground.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Turn around.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Show your shoe.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
That will do.

Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Run upstairs.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Say your prayers.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Blow out the light.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Say good night.

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear Poem by A. A. Milne

A bear, however hard he tries,
Grows tubby without exercise.
Our Teddy Bear is short and fat
Which is not to be wondered at;
He gets what exercise he can
By falling off the ottoman,
But generally seems to lack
The energy to clamber back.

Now tubbiness is just the thing
Which gets a fellow wondering;
And Teddy worried lots about
The fact that he was rather stout.
He thought: “If only I were thin!
But how does anyone begin?”
He thought: “It really isn’t fair
To grudge me exercise and air.”

For many weeks he pressed in vain
His nose against the window-pane,
And envied those who walked about
Reducing their unwanted stout.
None of the people he could see
“Is quite” (he said) “as fat as me!”
Then, with a still more moving sigh,
“I mean” (he said) “as fat as I!”

Now Teddy, as was only right,
Slept in the ottoman at night,
And with him crowded in as well
More animals than I can tell;
Not only these, but books and things,
Such as a kind relation brings—
Old tales of “Once upon a time,”
And history retold in rhyme.

One night it happened that he took
A peep at an old picture-book,
Wherein he came across by chance
The picture of a King of France
(A stoutish man) and, down below,
These words: “King Louis So and So,
Nicknamed ʻThe Handsome’”! There he sat,
And (think of it!) the man was fat!

Our bear rejoiced like anything
To read about this famous King,
Nicknamed “The Handsome.” There he sat,
And certainly the man was fat.
Nicknamed “The Handsome.” Not a doubt
The man was definitely stout.
Why then, a bear (for all his tub)
Might yet be named “The Handsome Cub!”

“Might yet be named.” Or did he mean
That years ago he “might have been”?
For now he felt a slight misgiving:
“Is Louis So and So still living?
Fashions in beauty have a way
Of altering from day to day.
Is ʻHandsome Louis’ with us yet?
Unfortunately I forget.”

Next morning (nose to window-pane)
The doubt occurred to him again.
One question hammered in his head:
“Is he alive or is he dead?”
Thus, nose to pane, he pondered; but
The lattice window, loosely shut,
Swung open. With one startled “Oh!”
Our Teddy disappeared below.

There happened to be passing by
A plump man with a twinkling eye,
Who, seeing Teddy in the street,
Raised him politely to his feet,
And murmured kindly in his ear
Soft words of comfort and of cheer:
“Well, well!” “Allow me!” “Not at all.”
“Tut tut! A very nasty fall.”

Our teddy answered not a word;
It’s doubtful if he even heard.
Our bear could only look and look:
The stout man in the picture-book!
That “handsome” King—could this be he,
This man of adiposity?
“Impossible,” he thought. “But still,
No harm in asking. Yes I will!”

“Are you,” he said, “by any chance
His Majesty the King of France?”
The other answered, “I am that,”
Bowed stiffly, and removed his hat;
Then said, “Excuse me,” with an air,
“But is it Mr. Edward Bear?”
And Teddy, bending very low,
Replied politely, “Even so!”

They stood beneath the window there,
The King and Mr. Edward Bear,
And, handsome, if a trifle fat,
Talked carelessly of this and that. . . .
Then said His Majesty, “Well, well,
I must get on,” and rang the bell.
“Your bear, I think,” he smiled. “Good-day!”
And turned, and went upon his way.

A bear, however hard he tries,
Grows tubby without exercise.
Our Teddy Bear is short and fat,
Which is not to be wondered at.
But do you think it worries him
To know that he is far from slim?
No, just the other way about—
He’s proud of being short and stout.

Teddy Bear Poem

Teddy Bear Poem by Robert William Service

O Teddy Bear! with your head awry
And your comical twisted smile,
You rub your eyes – do you wonder why
You’ve slept such a long, long while?
As you lay so still in the cupboard dim,
And you heard on the roof the rain,
Were you thinking . . . what has become of him?
And when will he play again?

Do you sometimes long for a chubby hand,
And a voice so sweetly shrill?
O Teddy Bear! don’t you understand
Why the house is awf’ly still?
You sit with your muzzle propped on your paws,
And your whimsical face askew.
Don’t wait, don’t wait for your friend . . . because
He’s sleeping and dreaming too.

Aye, sleeping long. . . . You remember how
He stabbed our hearts with his cries?
And oh, the dew of pain on his brow,
And the deeps of pain in his eyes!
And, Teddy Bear! you remember, too,
As he sighed and sank to his rest,
How all of a sudden he smiled to you,
And he clutched you close to his breast.

I’ll put you away, little Teddy Bear,
In the cupboard far from my sight;
Maybe he’ll come and he’ll kiss you there,
A wee white ghost in the night.
But me, I’ll live with my love and pain
A weariful lifetime through;
And my Hope: will I see him again, again?
Ah, God! If I only knew!

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The Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Listen to The Teddy Bear’s Picnic (1908) by Arthur Pryor’s Band.



One of ReMinkie's Memory Bears

Sympathy Quotes & Gifts

If you are looking for sympathy gifts, memory bears offer special meaning and comfort in times of loss and grief. Our high quality memory bears are designed with materials you send us — such as your loved one’s piece of clothing, favorite neckties, coat, uniform, furs, and more. Memory bears are keepsakes of the ones who live forever in our hearts, even if we can no longer see them with our eyes. Learn more about our memory bears as sympathy gifts.

Sympathy Quotes in Times of Loss

Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. ~ Unknown

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. ~ William Wordsworth

As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing that each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. ~ Unknown

Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that are happy. ~ Unknown

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. ~ Leo Buscaglia

When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left. ~ Sufi

Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
~ Rossiter Worthington Raymond

Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said
Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days
That are no more, and shall no more return.
Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed;
I stay a little longer, as one stays
To cover up the embers that still burn.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For each thorn, there’s a rosebud.
For each twilight, a dawn.
For each trial, the strength to carry on.
For each storm cloud, a rainbow.
For each shadow, the sun.
For each parting, sweet memories when sorrow is done.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The song is ended, but the melody lingers on. ~ Irving Berlin

Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. ~ Terri Guillemets

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ~ Unknown

Angels are watching over you
Wings wrapped gently around you,
Whispering you are loved and blessed.
~ Angel Blessing

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~ Helen Keller

Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more that a thought apart. For as long there is a memory, they’ll live on in our hearts. – Unknown

After the clouds, the sunshine; after the winter, the spring; after the shower, the rainbow; for life is a changeable thing. After the night, the morning, bidding all darkness cease, after life’s cares and sorrows, the comfort and sweetness of peace. ~ Helen Steiner Rice

Nothing can ever take away the love a heart holds, dear fond memories linger every day, remembrance keep them near. ~ Unknown

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Time may dull the pain, but love and memories will carry on strong. Wishing you as much peace as possible during this time of sorrow. ~ Unknown

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

Love is eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence. 
~ Vincent Van Gogh

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. ~ The Wonder Years

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. ~ Unknown

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within me, forever in my heart. ~ Unknown

If I should go tomorrow, it would never be goodbye, for I have left my heart with you, so don’t you ever cry. The love that’s deep within me, shall reach you from the stars. You’ll feel it from the heavens, and it will heal the scars. ~ Unknown

View Our Memorial and Remembrance Quotes.

Bride Memory Bears Bears as Wedding & Anniversary Gifts

Modern vs Traditional Anniversary Gifts

Bride Memory Bear as Anniversary GiftBelow are lists of traditional annviversary gifts and modern anniversary gifts — as compiled by the Chicago Public Library.For especially meaningful wedding anniversary gifts, our memory bears can be made from traditional anniversary materials and gems. For example, since we make memory bears from cotton fabric, leather, linen, silk, lace, and more — memory bears are perfect for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 12th, 13th wedding anniversaries. In addition, we can sew any gems onto our beautiful bears, making them perfect gifts for other wedding anniversaries as well. Since our memory bears are made of the highest quality, they become keepsakes treasured for a lifetime.

Memory bears are made from materials which have significance to you and your loved one. Pictured above is a memory bear made from a woman’s wedding dress and veil. Bride bears and groom bears are especially fun and delightful wedding and anniversary gifts.

Traditional Anniversary Gifts

Traditional Anniversary Gifts: Diamond Ring
1st: Paper
2nd: Cotton
3rd: Leather
4th: Linen, Silk
5th: Wood
6th: Iron
7th: Wool, Copper
8th: Bronze
9th: Pottery
10th: Tin, Aluminum
11th: Steel
12th: Silk
13th: Lace
14th: Ivory
15-19th: Crystal
20-24th: Opal
25th: Silver
30th: Pearl
35th: Coral, Jade
40th: Ruby
45th: Sapphire
50th: Gold
55th: Emerald
60th: Diamond (Yellow)
75th: Diamond, Gold
85th: Moonstone

Traditional Anniversary Flower Gifts

Rose: Traditional Flower Anniversary Gift
1st: Carnation
2nd: Lily of the Valley
3rd: Sunflower
4th: Hydrangea
5th: Daisy
6th: Calla
7th: Freesia
8th: Lilac
9th: Bird of paradise
10th: Daffodil
11th: Tulip
12th: Peony
13th: Chrysanthemum
14th: Dahlia
15th: Rose
20th: Aster
25th: Iris
28th: Orchid
30th: Lily
40th: Gladiolus
50th: Yellow rose, violet

Traditional Anniversary Gemstone Gifts

Pearls: Traditional Gem Anniversary Gift
1st: Mother of Pearl
2nd: Garnet
3rd: Moonstone
4th: Blue Topaz
5th: Rose Quartz
6th: Amethyst
7th: Onyx
8th: Tourmaline
9th: Lapis Lazuli
10th: Crystal or Green Tourmaline
11th: Turquoise
12th: Jade
13th: Citrine
14th: Opal
15th: Rhodolite
20th: Emerald
25th: Tsavorite
30th: Pearl
40th: Ruby
50th: Gold
60th: Diamond
65th: Sapphire

Modern Anniversary Gifts

1st: Clock
2nd: China
3rd: Crystal, Glass
4th: Electrical Appliances
5th: Silverware
6th: Wooden Gifts
7th: Desk Sets / Pen Sets
8th: Linens, Lace
9th: Leather Goods
10th: Diamond Jewelry
11th: Fashion Jewelry or Accessories
12th: Pearls, Colored Gems
13th: Furs, Textiles
14th: Gold Jewelry
15th: Watches
16th: Silver holloware
17th: Furniture
18th: Porcelain
19th: Bronze
20th: Platinum
21st: Brass, Nickel
22nd: Copper
23rd: Silver plate
24th: Musical instruments
25th: Silver
30th: Diamond
35th: Jade
40th: Ruby
45th: Sapphire
50th: Gold
55th: Emerald
60th: Diamond
75th: Diamond, Gold
80th: Diamond, Pearl
85th: Wife’s Birthstone
90th: Engraved Marble, Granite

Creative Wedding Gifts: Custom PIllows

Creative Wedding Gifts vs Traditional Wedding Gifts

Unique and creative wedding gifts — such as custom pillows — can be more far meaningful and lasting than traditional wedding gifts. At Reminkie, we don’t simply create memory bears. We also design custom pillows, custom blankets and throws, and keepsake quilts. In fact, we receive many requests for custom pillows as creative wedding gifts.

Shown in the photo to the right is one of our custom pillows made from a woman’s beautiful wedding dress. Here is the woman’s response to receiving the custom pillow — made from her very own wedding dress: “What an amazing keepsake of our wedding! I’m reminded of our special day every time I see this beautiful pillow on our bed. I love it, especially the button details.”

Traditional Wedding Gifts


Traditionally, couples have received kitchen and bath items as wedding gifts.

Top 10 Traditional Wedding Gifts

  1. Silverware Sets
  2. Serving Platters
  3. Monogrammed His and Her Bath Towels
  4. Monogrammed His and Her Bathrobes
  5. Decorative Throws
  6. Wine Glasses
  7. Candles and Vases
  8. Fancy Tablecloths and Napkins
  9. Kitchen Appliances such as toasters
  10. Just the Cash, Please

Traditional wedding gifts, which are designed to prepare a couple for a domestic life together, used to make perfect gifts for newly married couples. However, nowadays with so many couples living together before marriage, traditional wedding gifts are often redundant and discarded. This is why so many search for creative wedding gifts today.

Creative Wedding Gifts

Wedding Couple (hands)Custom pillows and memory bears — created from sentimental fabrics — can make very meaningful and creative wedding gifts. Here are some of our ideas for creative wedding gifts.

  1. Bride/Groom Custom Pillows (with sentimental fabrics)
  2. Bride/Groom Memory Bears
  3. Memory bears/custom pillows: wedding dress
  4. Memory bears/custom pillows: wedding veil
  5. Memory bears/custom pillows: bridesmaid dresses
  6. Memory bears/custom pillows: neckties worn by groom

Weddings should be once-in-a-lifetime days. So shouldn’t wedding couples receive once-in-a-lifetime gifts? Break away from traditional wedding gifts to give creative wedding gifts that make treasured keepsakes for couples to have and hold forever.

Looking for more creative wedding gift ideas? Check out this Pinterest Board of Wedding Gift Ideas.

Cute Teddy Bears - Stuffed Animals

Personalized Teddy Bears as Meaningful Gifts

Celebrate milestones with meaningful and beautiful memory bears.

Personalized Teddy Bears as Birthday Gifts

Boy with one of our memory bearsChildren grow up so fast. Before you know it, your baby is a toddler, and your toddler is a teenager.

Pictured to the right is a young boy who received a memory bear as a birthday gift from his mother. We created this beautiful memory bear from his baby clothes.

If you are looking for 30th birthday ideas or 18th birthday ideas (or any “milestone birthday”), memory bears made from sentimental fur, fabric or neckties make wonderful milestone gifts.

Personalized Teddy Bears as Retirement Gifts

Memory Bears by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears in Honor of TeacherRetirement is a major transition in people’s lives. A memory bear — which we can create from a person’s work clothes, ties, and more — can be an especially comforting gift during this emotional time. “Retirement, like any transition in a person’s lifecycle, has emotional rewards and emotional hazards… A critical step in retirement is adjusting to the changes it brings.” ~ Elizabeth Holtzman, Counselor

Pictured above is an elementary school teacher who received a memory bear as a retirement gift. We created his memory bear from the colorful neckties he wore to work everyday.

Personalized Teddy Bears as Anniversary Gifts

Bride Memory Bears Bears as Wedding & Anniversary GiftsLooking for anniversary gift ideas? What do you give the beloved spouse you’ve known for five years, ten years, fifteen years, and more? Memory bears — made from material that has sentimental value to you both.

Memory bears can be made from wedding dresses, the dress or neckties worn on your first date, and so much more. We can create a memory bear that brings together the “materials” of your life.

Memory Bears are Especially Meaningful, Personalized Teddy Bears

Call Rita at 800-373-6465 to discuss personalized teddy bears for you and your loved ones.