Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear

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Memory Bear Keepsake

Our beautifully handmade keepsake Memory Bears are made from your children’s or adult loved ones clothes and are a unique gift to give for a special occasion or as a wonderful keepsake and heirloom in memory of a mother, father, grandparents or other family member.

Our Ted Memory Bear design is fully jointed and measures 14.5 inches tall from head to toe, sitting down it measures 12 inches (30cm).  This style of keepsake bear has safety eyes and nose and has a colour co-ordinating ribbon around its neck.  Included in the price you can specify up to 25 characters of personalisation on one or both paws.

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.

Required Clothing:

  • 6-8 baby grows per memory bear (3-6 months size or larger) or if your baby clothes are 0-3 months size please send 8-10 items
  • OR
  • 1+ pieces of adult clothing (we can make a bear from 1 adult shirt, however you can send more if you would like pattern variation throughout the keepsake) please note we cannot use long haired fur or real/faux leather fabrics

    Please note that our memory bear keepsakes are not meant to withstand rough play, they are really for display.  We use plastic safety noses and eyes, although these could still be pulled out by a young child.  Our keepsakes are meant to be admired 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 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, our current turnaround time is around 12-14 weeks (this may be a little sooner dependant on current demand) your keepsake is returned home by recorded delivery. If you need your keepsake item by a certain date, 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

    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.

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    Robert N.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Our 3 Memory Bears

    Brilliant service and communication during the whole process of creating our 3 bears. They are excellent quality and will be treasured by my Granddaughter and Great Grandsons. I highly recommend Lilygrace keepsakes.

    Nikki SVG verified by SHOP
    United States United States

    Excellent service and quality. Bear is first class

    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Gorgeous bears

    These guys arrived home this week and I couldn't be any happier with them. I didn't know what to expect but looking at the previous reviews I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. I can't begin to say how much they mean to me. Unfortunately I've only shared with a couple of people as one is a Christmas present. Can't wait to introduce them to the family. Helen and Charlotte did a fabulous job with them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

    Paula D.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Keepsake Bears

    Absolutely love my bears ❤ Had my sons clothing for almost three years and didn't want to dispose of it but at the same time didn't want it just hanging in his wardrobe. Lily Grace Keepsakes offered this fantastic service which gave me the opportunity to use his clothing and something to cuddle with too whilst remembering all our memories made together. The communication was wonderful and very compassionate, they met all my requests. My son was a lover of designer clothing, so i wanted each bear to have a designer label on it and this was taken into consideration. They were better than I actually imagined. I was kept up to date with where they were up to and once completed received photos. Delivery was super speedy. I would highly recommend Lily Grace Keepsakes.

    Mary p.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Special memory bears

    These bears are so special and beautifully made. Second time I have ordered and highly recommend!! I was kept informed as to when my order would be ready and delivered and any questions I had were answered promptly. Would definitely recommend this wonderful company!!

    Lucy S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom


    Perfect from the moment of ordering. I absolutely adore my bear and the communication was amazing. Thank you so much for all your help.

    Lindsey D.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Huge thankyou to lily grace keepsakes

    Huge thankyou to 'lily grace keepsakes' for the bear created out of my late father's clothes. I brought this for my sister as a keep sake and it hasn't disappointed, my sister loves it and so do I. I asked on request for something to be placed around the heart area to show that it was from my father's clothes and lily grace delivered it perfectly. We love the way that the bear is made with the arms that can move instead of being static and the bear being solid (but cuddly) it will last forever to which we wanted as a memory of our late father. Thankyou again for all you have done, could not of asked for more, if you are thinking of getting this done I would 100% recommend 'lilygracekeepsakes' top quality!! Thankyou

    Karen S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Over the moon with our Memory Bears!

    I cant express the joy and emotion I experienced when we received our bears made from my late dads clothing. They are perfect, beautifully made and the customer service received from Helen and the team is second to none. Thank you for bringing such a wonderful memory of dad back into our home.

    Zoe L.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Wonderful keepsake made with love and care

    I’ve now had 3 gorgeous traditional bears from Lily Grace Keepsakes. They are beautiful made with such wonderful attention to detail and have managed to capture our beloved Dad,Husband and Grandad each time. They are truly a great way to honour a loved one and always help comfort and remember him whenever I look at my lovely bear. Thank you for our precious bears and for your great customer service throughout. Would definitely recommend.

    Robert F.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Ken bear

    Fantastic and I'm overwhelmed with the result

    Nikki O.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    First class

    First class service from start to finish. Kept updated on the status of my order with realistic timescales. Photos provided before my bear was sent home and quality is superb. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking about this.

    K W.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    The most Beautiful Bears

    Absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish . The bears are really well made and really lovely . The use of the clothing makes a really special memory bear . Thank you

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    Marie N.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    What a truly amazing company!

    I cannot sing the praises of this company high enough. They take loved ones clothes and produce the most beautiful, high quality keepsakes that help plug the hole left in your heart by your loss. Both professional and personal in their correspondence you really feel that they are as invested in the finished product as you are. Thank you once again Helen and Charlotte, you are special people!

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    Alan J.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Our Memory Bear

    Oh Goodness! What can I say? I ordered a Memory Bear after my father passed away recently. We chose his local football club jumper and usual shirt - his usual outfit! When the Bear was delivered and opened by Mum, she was ecstatic! It is superb. The attention to detail on the stitching of Dad’s checked shirt, for example, is outstanding. The jumper that was used had the football club badge on the front, so we could pin his FA award badge next to it. Such a great product. We are so happy with it.

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Memory bear & hearts

    Just wow , received my memory bear & hearts yesterday. A truly amazing tribute to the ‘ hero’ I call Dad . Lily grace keepsakes have gone above & beyond from communication, to the making & posting my bear & hearts out to me . Thankyou so much ladies x

    Rose H.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom


    I can’t thank you enough for the amazing memory bear you have made. Communication from the beginning has been great - thank you x

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    Vicky K.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom


    Really excellent and caring. The bear I received is just amazing and highlighted the important parts of my sister in laws Mum and Dads clothing - which made the bear extra special.

    Lily Grace Keepsakes Memory Bear - Ted, our Traditional Bear Review
    Cecilia T.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Memory Bears

    Helen and Charlotte, I cannot thank you enough for making our three bears. As a family we are absolutely delighted with our bears made from our late father’s clothing. At a time when our grief is still so very raw, you kept in touch every step of the way and were very dignified and professional. This is the third time that I have had memory bears made and everyone comments on how amazing the quality is. I cannot thank you enough for the care and compassion shown at a very hard time. I highly recommend Lily Grace Keepsakes, an amazing company with amazing people. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for treating our adored father’s clothing with love and care and turning it into three amazing bears that have brought us so much joy and comfort and a few tears. THANK YOU

    Dawn T.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Memory Bears

    Great experience with Lilly Grace Keepsakes. From the first email to the last I was kept informed of progress and even a photo at the end, before the bears were sent out. The bears themselves are amazing

    sara p.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Memory bear

    Excellent love my memory bear. Thank you soo much for your excellent service. Great communication

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