How It Works
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How To Order
Medium Bear — $35
Large Bear — $50
* Genuine Fur, Leather, or other special fabrics are double in price for each size.
Once I warmed the body, now I warm the heart.
How It Began
People often ask how The Original Keepsake Teddy Bears began. I have two beautiful daughters who, at the ages of 10 and 14, wanted to collect old teddy bears. I agreed, but soon learned that many old bears were expensive and simply not within our budget.
Wanting to please my girls, I decided to make a bear from something old. I began with an old woolen coat from our family to create the first bear, and I dressed it in the clothes which my girls had worn home from the hospital after birth.
The girls loved the bears and showed them off to family and friends. One friend asked me to make a bear from her late father’s overcoat, and another from a fur coat from her mother. That began The Original Keepsake Teddy Bears.
That day in 1984 started an unexpected adventure in my life. I thank my Lord and Savior for my work and all the wonderful people I have met over the years. Having made will over 19,000 bears now, I still find it satisfying to finish each order and pray it will bring joy to the recipient. If so, then I consider it well worthwhile.
I must sign off for now. More bears await in the den.
— Connie Lineberry,
The Bear Lady
Memories are made of this.