When Debbie was a little girl, her favorite teddy bear was pink with a white tummy. Ever since then, she has had some kind of collection of teddy bears. Her collections were due in part to her enjoyment of bears, but also because her last name was "Bear". What started as a collection developed into the making of teddy bear gifts as baby gifts and wedding gifts for others. It was so much fun, she started creating different themes, using her needlework talents to add personalization. Debbie thinks the personalization is what makes her teddy bear gifts somewhat unique in a vast market of teddy bears. She also started doing customized themes by request of her early patrons. This was a challenge that she has come to enjoy very much, as she always learns something new with each custom order.
Her children, one girl and two boys ranging in age from 8 to 12, have suggested and inspired themes and helped refine the product. They are her best critics and customers!! Her husband helps keep the computer going, so her business has truly become a family affair.