Looking for a Keepsake to Last a Lifetime?

At ReMinkie, we create keepsakes and souvenirs to last a lifetime. Our keepsakes include memory bears, keepsake quilts, custom pillows, custom blankets and throws.

What is a Keepsake?

A keepsake is a tangible item that is preserved or created in memory of a loved one. In old times, women gave men a lock of hair to keep as a remembrance. Today, we might hold onto a loved one’s old clothing or belongings after they are gone, but who wants to look into a closet for remembrance? Memory bears are a perfect way to create a huggable and beautiful keepsake out of any fabrics, furs, clothes, coats, shirts, pants, scarves, ties, coats, etc. of those we love.

How does a Keepsake differ from a Souvenir?

When visiting a beach, people often bring back seashells as a souvenir of their trip.

The word “souvenir” is French, meaning “for a remembrance or memory.” However, while a keepsake generally refers to memories of people, a souvenir usually refers to memories of places or events. Travelers often pick up a souvenir or commemorative merchandise from countries, cities, hotels, and other places they visit. Those who participate in a special event may take home a souvenir to remind them of the unique experience. Many people collect memorabilia from historical events, sporting events, political conventions, musical concerts, etc. The value of a keepsake and a souvenir is usually more symbolic than monetary. A simple photograph of a location or occasion can become a treasured souvenir.

What are Memory Bears?

Beautiful memory bear made from treasured clothes as a keepsake for a loved one.

Memory bears are a very popular type of keepsake. Each memory bear is created from fabric and materials that are meaningful to you. This could be your mother’s fur coats, your father’s neckties, your baby’s blanket, your husband’s uniform, your wife’s blouse, your wedding dress, and much, much more. At ReMinkie, we design memory bears of the highest quality to last a lifetime. All of our teddy bears have jointed arms and legs, and special lining. We even personalize bears with monograms, special buttons, and more. For over 25 years, Rita Glosser has been preserving memories with memory bear.

Questions? Call Rita at (941) 383-7700 or (941) 383-9711
Feel free to e-mail us at ReMinkie@aol.com

What is Keepsake Quilting?

Keepsake quilting is another popular type of keepsake. The squares of the quilt are made from material and fabrics with nostalgic value to you. Read more about Keepsake Quilting.

The piece of a keepsake quilt (pictured above) demonstrates how we include neckties in our keepsake quilting.

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