The First Carrie Bears
Many a happy ending started as a sad story.
It's a truth Carrie Pike, founder of Carrie Bears, has seen over and over again.
Carrie, the fifth of sixth children, was looking for something special to do for her brother and sisters after their father died. After looking through her dad's closet, Carrie decided to make each of them a teddy bear. Her brother's bear was stitched from Dad's scout uniform; another from a white church shirt. Old pajamas made an especially snuggly bear. Each became a treasured memory keeper.