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Memory bear keepsake with voice recorder


These handmade memory bear keepsakes are made from your loved ones clothing. They are a lovely way to deal with grief and treasure the memories of loved ones, and turn their clothes into something you can treasure forever. A lovely memorial teddy gift for grandchildren to remember their grandparent.

Each bear comes with a 30 Second voice recorder, which you can use to add a voice recording, favourite song or voicemail from a loved one. A velcro opening is used to insert the voice recorder, which means it can be removed for washing or changing the message. They are really easy to use, just press a button, record your message, then twist the recorder closed to save your message.

Your clothing

Teddy bears are best made from shirts, t-shirts or jumpers. They can be made from 1 items of clothing - the more items (maximum 5 items per bear), the more varied your bear will be. For example, if you want a group of 5 bears, you can send 5 items and I'll use a piece of each clothing for every bear.

To give a better idea of the amount of clothing I need - each teddy bear uses 6 x A4 sized pieces.

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How to personalise

  • Embroidery can be added on their paws, a felt belly patch or both
    • PAWS - (1st paw / 2nd paw) add dates or names (max 3 lines, 8 characters per line)
    • BELLY - quotes, name or message (max 5 lines, total 100 characters)
    • Add "standard quote" if you want the following on the belly
These are clothes
I used to wear
hold me close
and I'll be
    See our blog post 10 Quotes for memory keepsakes for other quote ideas
    • Enter your personalisation details in the Personalisation box
    • Please feel free to add any notes in with the order or requests. I'm also happy to contact you after receiving the clothing, if you want to discuss anything


    • The bears are approx. 30 cm tall
    • Stuffing is a hollowfibre filling
    • Please not this product is not suitable for children under 14 years of age and is meant as a keepsake not a toy. This is because the nature of using your recycled clothes, means the keepsakes can not be CE tested.
    • If you're wondering "who makes memory bears near me?", then why not order one online. The order process is simple, and your clothing will be taken care of at each stage of the process.

    The process

    Memory keepsake instructions

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Tracey H
    Memory bears with voice recordings

    I am beyond delighted with my memory bears. Interaction with Sarah was very friendly and I even received the voice recorders early to ensure I was able to record the messages . The finished products are just as I hoped. Highly recommend 2 Green Monkeys