Our wonderful School Leavers Bear is a fantastic way to mark those key moments as children move up through schools (or even school years). School uniforms, blazers, sports team kit, PE Kit or school play costumes can all be turned into timeless keepsakes to mark these BIG moments.
All of our keepsake animals come in a gorgeous ivory presentation box with an accreditation certificate which includes space for a child's name and date of birth. If you want to give one as a gift and can't get hold of the clothes, why not consider one of our lovely gift vouchers or gift sets?
To create your keepsake bear just pop in what embroidery option you want, then checkout and you'll receive an email telling you where to send the items of clothing. The School Leavers Bear can be made in two sizes - standard (sitting at approximately 30cm high) or large (approximately 40cm). The large option is really impressive and a great way to have more items of clothing included. We suggest you send in 4 items of clothing for a standard bear and 8 items for a large one in order for us to create your beautiful keepsake. If you select the Large option you will then get the option to add 'weighting'. This can be adjusted up to 10lb but we can make the item weigh the same as your child did when they were born, for example. There is also the option to add a tutu and headband and/or fluffy head. Please do have a look at the clothing tab above for more information about what we recommend.
Please do note that there can be a real variation in the appearance of the animals depending upon the clothing that we receive. Please ensure that you do look through the full product photo picture selection in order to get a good idea of how the appearance can vary.
We can also add a little pouch internally to your keepsake, which contains a removable and re-recordable sound device, shaped like a heart. The device can be taken in and out of the pouch (which is fastened with velcro) and you can record a message which is played back whenever the device is squeezed. The device is approximately 6.5cm across and can be recorded over as many times as you like. This is a wonderful way to treasure special messages from loved ones to parents or vice versa, for the sound of heartbeats or any other treasured recording.
Once we receive the clothes from you it generally takes about six to eight weeks for us to get your finished item back to you. If you select our Express Service we can do it in under three weeks. If there is a special date you need it for please do make a note of this when you send in the clothes. Please contact us if your order is really urgent (under three weeks).
If you have got a lot of special requests and additions then, depending on the complexity, we may contact you to request an additional payment to cover the cost of making these.
While our keepsakes can be machine washed at 40 degrees, we would prefer that they are hand washed and dried naturally. Do not tumble dry. The stuffing is 100% CE tested polyester. As these can be delicate items, often made from very well-worn clothes, they can not be CE tested and therefore come with the following Warning: This product is not suitable for persons under the age of 14 years. Pattern is by LoveKeepCreate Ltd.