Ellen Grimm, or better known as, "Mother Grimm," began creating these extraordinary memory bears many years ago after receiving an old fur coat from a dear friend . Sadly, her dear friend passed on later that year. Ellen being creative and resourceful by nature, combined her fond memories of her friend together with her love for teddy bears, thus giving birth to the very first, "Mother Grimm's Bear!" A Mother Grimm's Bear is a handcrafted teddy bear of exceptional quality. Each bear is uniquely made for its owner from a garment that held sentimental value.
As time went on Ellen's friends, neighbors and relatives requested that she make teddy bears for them out of old fur pieces and garments that had special meaning to them. As the demand continued to grow for these treasured heirlooms, Ellen along with her daughter, Jennifer, started a small, but adept business entitled, "Mother Grimm's Bears." The Mother Grimm's Bears shop is nestled in the heart of Cape May, N.J. and was established in 1982. Ellen and Jennifer can still be found in their Cape May shop sitting amongst their bear friends.