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 that live in 47 states.


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. ~ Stephany B., GA

“Thank you for this memory bear made from my dad’s shirt. It brings such joy to all of us.” ~ Greg, NJ

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, my new memory bears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for your craftsmanship. I will treasure them always! ~ Blessings, Lou, Nashville, TN

I just had to say once more how thrilled I am with P.T. Bear! Every time I touch him and hold him, I am close to my mother and remembering how I used to sit in church and stroke the fur on her coat through those long sermons! You have done a wonderful thing and I will be forever grateful. ~ Judy A., FL

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.

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.
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. A.

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

LOVE your bears and pillows made from horse blankets! ~ Laura H.

My husband loves the Green Bay Packers and when he got the bear with a Packer tie he let out a holler and keeps it on his desk.. It was a great birthday gift. ~ Jane, Madison, WI

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 love having the bear. My husband agrees! ~ Vickie, Lancaster, PA

Rita, the bears arrived yesterday afternoon. We just love them! Thank you so much! They will treasure them forever! Thank you again! ~ Laura, CO

This ‘Memere Bear’ was handcrafted especially out of the repurposed fur of Memere’s beautiful mink coat. It is perfect for snuggling – it can be used for your own comfort today and passed on to your children for their comfort when the time comes. It will be passed from generation to generation as a symbol of her love and affection for each of us. Thank you! ~ Jackie

“I am so excited…the pillows are even more than I expected them to be. This is one that will go to my children. Many thanks for your personal attention to every detail.” ~ Joan N.

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

Rita made beautiful Teddy’s from my Mom’s Mink coat. I highly recommend her to anyone. – Gloria O., Cheshire, CT

Everyone that sees the bears love them! Great job and it was fun meeting you. ~ Nancy S.

Love the custom pillows. You are an amazing and trustworthy caretaker of fabrics and memories. Thrilled!! Thank you. ~ Sheila

Love my bears that ReMinkie made from Bob’s shirts! ~ Jeanne G.

Thank you again for providing our family with such a lovely memory of our mother and grandmother. ~ Mary J., Miami, FL

Pictured Above: A mother surprised her children at Christmas with Memory Bears made from their father’s New York Yankees shirts.