This is such a wonderful and beautiful way of celebrating memories and holding onto them forever.
Mary Macinnes has come up with this heartwarming idea and makes Teddy bears from old clothes of people's loved ones, including pets, to help people preserve their precious memories. In Macinnes own words, she sums up what is a 'Memory Bear,' "Memory Bears are special bears made from clothing that belonged to a special person in your life and a way to keep the essence of a loved one close by. They are comforting to children & adults and loved by those who appreciate the memorial tribute and connection to their loved on."
Macinnes usually spends 5-6 hours planning, cutting, creating & sewing each bear, and each one is beautiful and full of memories.
If you're still looking for that perfect gift to give for the holidays. or just in general, a memory bear would make quite a memorable gift.