In 2005, my dad passed away unexpectedly. The following Christmas, my sister Mary gave each of us siblings a very special gift.
Flannel shirts were the staple of my dad's wardrobe; he had a closet full of them. Mary took nine of those shirts and took them to a very creative woman who took the shirts and made them into teddy bears. Each of us siblings got to choose one of the bears, and mine has a special place on my vanity.
Mary attached a little card to each bear, with a special message from her. Pretty thoughtful, huh? I share this with you simply because I noticed the bear the other day and thought I should pass it on, in case you know someone for whom this idea would ease the pain of loss.
Sorry, the lady who made our bears no longer makes them. If you're into sewing, you can probably find a pattern on-line somewhere. Good luck!