Updated: Feb 22
When you're considering having a Bear made from your sentimental items of clothing it can be difficult to understand which type of bear to ask for, whether it be a Keepsake Bear or a Memory Bear. In this post you'll find out what is meant by both Keepsake and Memory Bears.
When it comes to preserving precious memories, keepsake bears and memory bears are two popular options for those who want to commemorate a special person or event in their lives. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, and ultimately mean the same thing, there is a distinct difference between the two. Continue reading to find out more or if you're short on time watch the video for a quick explanation.
What is a Keepsake Bear?
A Keepsake Bear is generally a bear made from items of clothing that hold sentimental memories, such as those old baby clothes. You won't be alone in having a boxes of those cute baby outfits months or even years after your children have grown out of them. For some reason, they have a tie to our hearts and the idea of parting with them is difficult.
Therefore, you may decide to have a selection of special baby items made into a Keepsake Bear to allow you to part with the rest. And if not then maybe a Keepsake Blanket is your answer.
A Keepsake Bear doesn't have to be made from old baby clothes, you may choose to use your work uniform instead. A keepsake Bear is a way of marking a significant event of yours or your families lives.
So what is a Memory Bear?
A Memory Bear is when you choose to use clothes that belonged to a relative or friend who has sadly passed away, they also may be referred to as Memorial Bears. The idea behind Memory Bears is to preserve the memories that are triggered when you see your loved ones favourite items of clothing. Whether it be their favourite shirt, jumper or dress you can choose whatever item of clothing that makes you think of them when they were still here. But they also act as a way to provide comfort and give you a connection to the them.
By having the clothes made into a Memory Bear it brings the clothes out of a cupboard and out on display for everyone to see. Whether you have it sat on your bed or on the sofa, it makes them a great conversation piece when people come to visit.
Memorial bears become great companions on those lonely days. They can be made from just 1 item of clothing, but you could include more if you wanted.
"I really love my memory bear and it has brought 'Mum' back into the room rather then laying in a drawer if that makes sense!
Ultimately, Keepsake Bears and Memory Bears are the same...
In conclusion, both Keepsake Bears and Memory Bears serve as a way to commemorate loved ones AND special memories. However, the difference lies in the type of clothing used to make the bears. Keepsake Bears are made from baby clothes and are typically created for parents or grandparents. On the other hand, memory bears are made from cherished clothing items of a loved one who has passed away. Both keepsake bears and memory bears are special, sentimental, and meaningful items that will bring comfort and bring back memories for many years to come. Whether you choose to have a keepsake bear or a memory bear made, the end result will be a unique, one-of-a-kind treasure that you will cherish forever.
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