Memory Bear Cuddles is just one of our beautifully handmade keepsake memory bears. Made from your children’s or adult loved ones clothes, they are a wonderful keepsake item or unique gift to give for a special occasion or as a keepsake in memory of a mother, father, grandparents or other family member.
How Does It Work?
Step 1 - Enter your Personalisation in the boxes above.
Step 2 -Click Add to Cart and go through to payment.
Step 3 -You will immediately receive a confirmation email with our mailing address included. Simply package the clothing and send it to our address.
Step 4- Once your clothing items are received, your memory bear keepsake will be created with the greatest care and sent back to you within our current turnaround time which is updated on our home page.
6-8 baby grows per bear (3-6 months size or larger) OR
1+ pieces of adult clothing (we can make a bear from 1 adult shirt, however you can send more if you want variation throughout the pattern) please note we cannot use long haired fur or real/faux leather fabrics
Our delightful memory bear cuddles measures 20 inches tall from head to toe, sitting down it measures 13.5 inches. This style of bear has both felt eyes and nose and has a colour co-ordinating ribbon around its neck.
Included within in the price you can specify up to 25 characters of personalisation which can include name, date/time and weight at birth.
Please note that our memory bear keepsakes are not meant to withstand rough play, they are really for display. We do use plastic safety noses and eyes on some designs but please remember these could still be pulled out by a young child. Our keepsakes are meant to be admired or cuddled occasionally, as you remember your loved one wearing their clothing.
How many items of clothing do I need to send?
This may differ depending on the product you are ordering whether it is an adult bear or a child's clothing keepsake, all the specific details you will need will be contained within the description of the item you are ordering however generally, for memory bears, we recommend using between 6-8 baby grows per bear (3-6 months size or larger) 8-10 grows/vests for newborn size. We can create an adult bear from one item of clothing or if you would like a more varied pattern then you can send between 2 to 6 items. Please feel free to make notes with the clothes when you send them about which ones are most important to you.
Can I send you more items if I want to?
You can send more if you wish, this could be for either a more varied pattern combination, if you specifically want all the items to be included in your memory keepsake or want a certain item of your clothing to be incorporated. You must specify your requirements or which items you want us to use first within your package when your clothing is sent to us. Any items that are completely unused will be returned to you with your completed order.
What do you do if I send you too many items or not enough?
If you want to send more items that we recommend (6-8 items) please include a note when you send them to let us know which ones you want to be used first. If we are able to incorporate all of your items we will, but any items that are completely unused will be returned to you with your completed order. If you haven’t sent us enough fabric to create your keepsake, we will contact you and and ask you to send us a few more items.
What types of clothing can I send? We can work with most types of fabric, all except for really thick items such as leather. All of our bears are lined with interfacing which stabilizes more stretchy fabrics and enables us to create a high quality finish on all of our bears and cushions.
What condition do the clothes need to be in?
The clothing items you send us should be in a good condition that is suitable for cutting out and re-stitching together. If an item is in a bad condition, too worn or unclean and we think may affect the quality of our final product, we will get in contact to discuss further. If you are in any doubt about the condition of an item you want to send us or have any other questions about them please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check.
How do I send you the clothing?
Please take care when sending your clothing items please pack them securely ideally in a box or plastic, brown paper does tend to tear in the postal system therefore we don't recommend this type of packaging and please always send by recorded delivery to minimise the chance of loss or any damage. We will also let you know when we have received them, this will be to your email provided when you ordered via our website. If you don’t receive your confirmation email, please contact us to check we've received them.
How long will my order take to arrive?
Once your clothing items are received, your keepsake will be created with the greatest care and returned home to you currently within 12-14 weeks (this occasionally may be a little sooner dependant on demand) via recorded delivery. If you need your keepsake item before this time, please pop a note in with your clothing items and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
Can my child play with the keepsake?
Your keepsake animal is for you and your child to admire and to treasure, however it is made from used clothing items, it cannot be CE tested and therefore it should not be treated as a toy. Some of our bears have moving joints and these are attached with a button and thread and therefore it needs to be treated very carefully. Your child may hold the keepsake to give it a gentle hug, but we advise that they be always supervised whilst doing so.
I cannot praise Lily Grace Keepsakes highly enough. My bear made from my late husband’s clothes is perfect. So professional from start to finish I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone. Thank you.
I had ordered a cuddles bear as a 40th birthday gift and as a way of including my parents in the day. I decided to have a bear for myself too. It was quite nerve wracking to part with the clothing and know it would be cut. After communication with Helen I had confidence that it would be in good hands with her experience and artistic talent I would have 2 lovely bears. I was not disappointed and am happy to say that my Sister was over the moon with her bear. My Sister and I now both have a special bear in pride of place rather than a piece of clothing tucked away. THANK YOU.
The service provided is excellent any problems and you are contacted when your keepsake is ready for dispatch you are notified. Your keepsake is packaged well and secure. My bear was received amidst floods of tears but is truly the best bear in the world thank you.
I ordered a Keepsake Bear from Lily Grace and I received a beautiful and thoroughly professional work of art. Made out of my late husbands Everton polo shirt and for our newest grandson all the way over on the west coast USA. It means so much, I know it will be treasured. Thank you Lily Grace
Ordered a memory bear for my daughter who Sadly lost her day in July, the bear is amazing we both love It , had no issues communication was great , no problems what so ever, am very grateful for the hard work going into my daughters keepsake, will use again.
I ordered a cuddle bear for my sister and she wanted to customise it with a football top and shorts. Nothing was a problem they have been made to perfection..such a beautiful bear and personal we love him already
First class from start to finish. Love my bear as was a tribute to my son you died after a long fight with cancer and was made with his football tops. Going to order memory cushions also. Outstanding quality thanks again Helen
A fabulous service. Kept up to date at all parts of the process. Even better than what I thought it would be. The complete pictures didn’t do it justice as it was unbelievable when I open the box. Very pleased with it. Will cherish it for many years to come
My wife and I had a bear created made from my wife's late fathers favourite shirt.
Obviosuly the shirt was irreplaceable and held incredible sentimental value so of course we were both very nervous and worried about the process.
Lily Grace Keepsakes were incredible from start to finish, the process was clearly explained and very easy to follow.
I emailed them directly and the customer service I recieved was exceptional and most importantly the Bear they created was so special, truly amazing.
We personally couldn't thank them enough and are still extremely greatful, they created something so very special and I would highly recommend their services to anybody looking to have something very special created.
I was very emotional when I saw them but then with a smile how perfect they were.
I can't thank you enough and I also passed on your details and seen their bear which is also so pretty
I'd been looking for a while for someone who I trusted enough to send my mum's dresses to. I was worried about them being ruined and not being happy with the teddies but they were absolutley perfect.
The choice of designs, the quality, the communication from Helen was all fantastic and thanks to this very talented lady my children have all got the most beautiful keepsake of their Nan. I would recommend Lily Grace Keepsakes a million times over.
Thank you Helen xx