July 2, 2020
Special Memory Bears: Heartwarming Gifts For Grieving Loved Ones

When someone close to you loses a loved one, it can be hard knowing what to do and say. We often look for ways to express our condolences and communicate in a heartfelt way, which is when a memorial gift is often a great option. You can, of course, give them something more general like flowers, or you can always go that step further and provide them with a special gift to remember like a memory bear. 


Grin & Bear Memory Bears


If a loved one passes away it can sometimes be difficult trying to keep that memory as fresh as possible, especially for young children. They may over time not remember the personality of that person and how much they truly loved them, which is when a memory bear is the perfect gift. These soft and plush companions are perfect for a number of different scenarios, such as grieving relatives. No matter how young or old you may be, a memory bear is the perfect way to keep the spirit of that person alive, through a very traditional and timeless toy, which are often kept as keepsakes for generations. 


Recently, Michael here at Grin & Bear worked on a project for a family scattered across the globe; the US, Australia and New Zealand. A lady’s beloved father-in-law had recently passed away, and she was looking for a way to ensure his 8 grandchildren would cherish his memory forever. The brief was to create 8 bears for the grandchildren using the fabric of their grandpa’s pyjamas and shirts, which would be used to design a unique patchwork pattern for each teddy bear. 


Michael worked hard to create these keepsake patchwork teddy bears, and when he was planning which garment to use on each, he even found sweets in the pockets of some of the shirts. When speaking to the client, she confirmed that her father-in-law used to always keep sweet treats on him, ready to give to the grandchildren when they came to visit. After hearing her anecdote about this loved man, it just made the project even more special and memorable for Michael, as this grandfather really did touch the hearts of his entire family, despite them being far away from each other. 


The client was overjoyed with the finishes of the bears, delighted with their quality and classic charm with a modern design. All of the 8 bears were dressed in a dressing gown, the same design worn by their grandfather, topped off with a neck bow and wrapped in tissue paper in a sturdy box. Any child losing a grandparent will long to feel close to them again, so these memory bears truly do make the perfect gift, and will be cherished for years to come, passed down through generations. 


Would you like to purchase a memory teddy from Grin & Bear?


For both adults and children alike, teddy bears are truly adored, reminding us of home and making us feel safe. Memory bears are a gorgeous way to reuse garments that mean something special and hold great memories, just like Michael’s recent project. We also understand how important it is to ensure your design matches your personal memories, and the value of your original items. Michael will work tirelessly to take care of them and use the material to design a keepsake that you and your loved ones can treasure forever. 


Here at Grin & Bear, all of Michael’s creations are lovingly handcrafted in the UK. He has worked on a variety of unique projects over the years, with an understanding that making teddy bears is about tender, loving care. Every bear Michael works on is crafted with the same care and dedication as the last, which just proves how his reputation has gained an outstanding global presence, delighting customers from every corner of the globe. 


To have a conversation with Michael about your own personalised memory bear, or if you have another project in mind, complete the contact form on his website, and he will get back to you as soon as possible.


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July 2, 2020
Bears up close

When someone close to you loses a loved one, it can be hard knowing what to do and say. We often look for ways to express our condolences and communicate in a heartfelt way, which is when a memorial gift is often a great option. You can, of course, give them something more general like flowers, or you can always go that step further and provide them with a special gift to remember like a memory bear. 


Grin & Bear Memory Bears


If a loved one passes away it can sometimes be difficult trying to keep that memory as fresh as possible, especially for young children. They may over time not remember the personality of that person and how much they truly loved them, which is when a memory bear is the perfect gift. These soft and plush companions are perfect for a number of different scenarios, such as grieving relatives. No matter how young or old you may be, a memory bear is the perfect way to keep the spirit of that person alive, through a very traditional and timeless toy, which are often kept as keepsakes for generations. 


Recently, Michael here at Grin & Bear worked on a project for a family scattered across the globe; the US, Australia and New Zealand. A lady’s beloved father-in-law had recently passed away, and she was looking for a way to ensure his 8 grandchildren would cherish his memory forever. The brief was to create 8 bears for the grandchildren using the fabric of their grandpa’s pyjamas and shirts, which would be used to design a unique patchwork pattern for each teddy bear. 


Michael worked hard to create these keepsake patchwork teddy bears, and when he was planning which garment to use on each, he even found sweets in the pockets of some of the shirts. When speaking to the client, she confirmed that her father-in-law used to always keep sweet treats on him, ready to give to the grandchildren when they came to visit. After hearing her anecdote about this loved man, it just made the project even more special and memorable for Michael, as this grandfather really did touch the hearts of his entire family, despite them being far away from each other. 


The client was overjoyed with the finishes of the bears, delighted with their quality and classic charm with a modern design. All of the 8 bears were dressed in a dressing gown, the same design worn by their grandfather, topped off with a neck bow and wrapped in tissue paper in a sturdy box. Any child losing a grandparent will long to feel close to them again, so these memory bears truly do make the perfect gift, and will be cherished for years to come, passed down through generations. 


Would you like to purchase a memory teddy from Grin & Bear?


For both adults and children alike, teddy bears are truly adored, reminding us of home and making us feel safe. Memory bears are a gorgeous way to reuse garments that mean something special and hold great memories, just like Michael’s recent project. We also understand how important it is to ensure your design matches your personal memories, and the value of your original items. Michael will work tirelessly to take care of them and use the material to design a keepsake that you and your loved ones can treasure forever. 


Here at Grin & Bear, all of Michael’s creations are lovingly handcrafted in the UK. He has worked on a variety of unique projects over the years, with an understanding that making teddy bears is about tender, loving care. Every bear Michael works on is crafted with the same care and dedication as the last, which just proves how his reputation has gained an outstanding global presence, delighting customers from every corner of the globe. 


To have a conversation with Michael about your own personalised memory bear, or if you have another project in mind, complete the contact form on his website, and he will get back to you as soon as possible.


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July 2, 2020
Bears up close

When someone close to you loses a loved one, it can be hard knowing what to do and say. We often look for ways to express our condolences and communicate in a heartfelt way, which is when a memorial gift is often a great option. You can, of course, give them something more general like flowers, or you can always go that step further and provide them with a special gift to remember like a memory bear. 


Grin & Bear Memory Bears


If a loved one passes away it can sometimes be difficult trying to keep that memory as fresh as possible, especially for young children. They may over time not remember the personality of that person and how much they truly loved them, which is when a memory bear is the perfect gift. These soft and plush companions are perfect for a number of different scenarios, such as grieving relatives. No matter how young or old you may be, a memory bear is the perfect way to keep the spirit of that person alive, through a very traditional and timeless toy, which are often kept as keepsakes for generations. 


Recently, Michael here at Grin & Bear worked on a project for a family scattered across the globe; the US, Australia and New Zealand. A lady’s beloved father-in-law had recently passed away, and she was looking for a way to ensure his 8 grandchildren would cherish his memory forever. The brief was to create 8 bears for the grandchildren using the fabric of their grandpa’s pyjamas and shirts, which would be used to design a unique patchwork pattern for each teddy bear. 


Michael worked hard to create these keepsake patchwork teddy bears, and when he was planning which garment to use on each, he even found sweets in the pockets of some of the shirts. When speaking to the client, she confirmed that her father-in-law used to always keep sweet treats on him, ready to give to the grandchildren when they came to visit. After hearing her anecdote about this loved man, it just made the project even more special and memorable for Michael, as this grandfather really did touch the hearts of his entire family, despite them being far away from each other. 


The client was overjoyed with the finishes of the bears, delighted with their quality and classic charm with a modern design. All of the 8 bears were dressed in a dressing gown, the same design worn by their grandfather, topped off with a neck bow and wrapped in tissue paper in a sturdy box. Any child losing a grandparent will long to feel close to them again, so these memory bears truly do make the perfect gift, and will be cherished for years to come, passed down through generations. 


Would you like to purchase a memory teddy from Grin & Bear?


For both adults and children alike, teddy bears are truly adored, reminding us of home and making us feel safe. Memory bears are a gorgeous way to reuse garments that mean something special and hold great memories, just like Michael’s recent project. We also understand how important it is to ensure your design matches your personal memories, and the value of your original items. Michael will work tirelessly to take care of them and use the material to design a keepsake that you and your loved ones can treasure forever. 


Here at Grin & Bear, all of Michael’s creations are lovingly handcrafted in the UK. He has worked on a variety of unique projects over the years, with an understanding that making teddy bears is about tender, loving care. Every bear Michael works on is crafted with the same care and dedication as the last, which just proves how his reputation has gained an outstanding global presence, delighting customers from every corner of the globe. 


To have a conversation with Michael about your own personalised memory bear, or if you have another project in mind, complete the contact form on his website, and he will get back to you as soon as possible.


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