Handmade Memory Teddy Bears
Starting at $40!

papa bears


When I lost my father, it changed my life in a way I never saw coming. It made me look deep into my soul and find purpose. I started Papa Bear Memorials to help provide comfort to others in their times of grief. In a few months we have grown to nearly 6000 likes on our Facebook page, made many bears and orders are coming in! I cannot describe the feeling I get reading the comments of those that have received their Bears and the peace it gives to me knowing that in some small way I helped take that pain away, even if just for a moment. Thank you friends for your love, support and encouragement!! I would love to create your Papa Bear! Contact me to get started!

Each Bear is entirely made by hand in my home in North Central Wisconsin. The process from start to finish takes me approx. 3 hours for each bear. It is truly a labor of love as I do not make much on these bears. My intention is to provide comfort for those who are grieving, and keep the prices affordable for all. It is truly rewarding to see the reactions from my clients once they have received their bears, and the happiness they bring.

Featured Story

"I just love my Bears! Melissa did a wonderful job, and I will cherish them forever. The bears are so cute and I know my mom would have loved this idea! It made my brothers cry when they seen the bears! They instantly recognized Mom's shirts, and hugged them right away! Thank you Papa Bears for honoring my Mom, and giving my family a little bit of peace!!" ~ Michelle Pickett

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