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Condolence Gifts: Memory Bear

Condolence Gifts

Would you like to give condolence gifts that bring comfort to your recipient? While others are sending out generic gift baskets and flowers, would you like to offer a keepsake that can be treasured for a lifetime?

At ReMinkie, we make memory bears, custom pillows and custom blankets as condolence gifts. Not only are our condolence gifts beautiful, they can be extremely comforting in times of loss and grief.

Condolence Gifts: Memory Bears

Pictured above: memory bears made with clothing belonging to men who have passed away. We designed the memory bears in honor and memory of beloved husbands and fathers. These were given as beautiful and meaningful gifts to those who were left behind.

What makes our memorial and bereavement gifts so special is that they are holdable and huggable. They’re tried and true when it comes to tears and grief. Due to their comforting nature, memory bears have been given to Alzheimer’s patients for solace in times of stress. In fact, ReMinkie has designed and donated bears to Alzheimer’s patients.

Condolence Gifts: Last a Lifetime

Why give disposal gifts? Instead, give keepsakes and memory bears made from clothing that’s recycled and repurposed from a loved one’s closet. At ReMinkie, we make the highest quality bears and keepsakes. We want your gift to stand the test of time, and become an heirloom to pass from one generation to another.

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.

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.