Memory Bears

What Is a Memory Bear?

Memory 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.

Condolence Gifts: Memory Bears

Sympathy Gifts, Memorial Gifts, Bereavement Gifts

Sympathy Gifts: Traditional vs Unique

It’s often difficult to know what to say or do when a friend or loved one is grieving. Acknowledging the loss is extremely important. A sympathy gift can be a perfect way to send the message that you care deeply.

Traditionally many send flowers as sympathy gifts. However, this often leaves the grieving person with more flowers arrangements than they can count. It addition, it’s not a gift that lasts. Watching flowers wither and die isn’t necessarily comforting when someone is grieving. So you may want to choose a sympathy gift with a longer lifespan.

Sympathy Gifts: Alternatives to Sending Flowers

Condolence Gifts: Memory Bears

Condolence Gifts: Memory Bears. Memory Bears made from clothing (old neckties). Recycled clothes.

Sometimes families have left instructions of what to give “in lieu of flowers.” You may want to contact the funeral home to ask if the family has offered an “in lieu of flowers” suggestion.

Alternatives to sending flowers include: gifting a plant, tree or shrub; keepsake boxes; garden stones; putting together a memorial album; and more.

If you’re looking for a gift that offers both meaning and comfort, you want to consider a memory bear or memory quilt.

Memory bears and memory quilts can be made out of any clothing (including furs and neckties) that belonged to or are reminiscent of the person who passed away.

They offer comfort to all ages — from grieving children to grieving seniors. Memory bears and memory quilts are sympathy gifts that can be hugged and snuggled and wept-on, as needed. They are known to provide comfort to those who are suffering from a loss.

We make memory bears and memory quilts from all types of clothing and materials — including baby blankets; school and work uniforms; old t shirts; neckties; old fur coats and mink stoles; and much more. Thinking of something unique? We can create custom keepsakes, based on your needs.

Sympathy Gift for Yourself

If you have lost someone, you may want to give a memory bear or memory quilt to yourself. Self-care is very important during times of loss and grief. Having a bear or quilt that reminds you of the one you love — and is also great to cuddle — can be a great comfort.

Please call me, Rita, with any questions: 800-373-6465.