About Us

What is a Memory Bear?

We make custom memory teddy bears and other keepsake items from your clothing, blankets and other fabric items. We can help you get that precious clothing out of the closet and on display in your home. Whether it’s your baby’s hospital blanket, coming home outfit or first Christmas outfit, your Grandma’s favourite robe or Grandpa’s flannel shirt, we take your fabric and upcycle it into a beautiful keepsake.

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We will treat your cherished fabric with respect and use it to make the most beautiful keepsake possible. You can trust us to make the best choices to highlight your special fabric on your keepsake memory bear. If you have ideas on how you would like specific pieces of your fabric to be used, please let us know and we will follow your requests whenever possible.

Quality is the number one goal in everything we do. By drawing on years of experience in graphic arts and customer service, we are able to create the most attractive keepsake with your treasured fabric, while guiding you through the process with compassion.

How Can I Get a Memory Bear?

The process is easy!

1. Choose your preferred keepsake animal - we offer over thirty animals in two sizes, as well as our tiny animal collection, memory pillows and more - and order it online.
2. We will email you within 24 hours with instructions on how to prepare your fabric and get it into our hands. We require that you mail or drop off your fabric within a week of ordering.
3. When it arrives here in Keremeos, BC, we will email you a confirmation with your ship date or pick up date.
4. Once we ship your completed keepsake order we will notify you with your tracking information.

Still unsure? Please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Thank you for choosing Nestling Keepsakes!


Cara Sheppard, Owner, Designer, Maker

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A mother, wife and artist, Cara started Nestling Keepsakes after moving from bustling Vancouver, BC to a small town in the heart of the Okanagan wine country. Crafting beautiful keepsakes and nursery decor for you is a natural extension of her lifelong love of creating.

Sharon Hamilton, Assistant

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Sharon joined the Nestling Keepsakes team in 2017 and is our customer service whiz! She also does a little production work and gives stellar advice.