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Dawn Gets Letters

My Bears Bring Sunshine Into People's Lives

Over the years, many customers have sent me thank-you notes, emails, cards and letters telling me how much they love their new Sunshine Teddy Bear and many have sent pictures of their new Sunshine Teddy Bear in their new home. It is wonderful to hear that the arrival of a much anticipated teddy bear brought some joy and "sunshine" into their life and home.

Creating each teddy bear is a labor of love for me. When I finish a teddy bear, I feel a tremendous sense accomplishment and attachment to my newest creation. It has never been easy for me to box up my 'labors of love' and ship my teddy bears to their new homes, but receiving correspondence from a bear's new owner makes it all worthwhile. Notes and letters from customers bring many smiles and warm my heart.

Dawn Santagata and a few of the Sunshine Teddy Bears

Below are a few of the letters I have received:

Jean B. of Burlington, IA writes:

It has been terribly difficult to decide which bear to adopt as my second Sunshine Teddy Bear but I chose Shirley for this adoption. She just seemed to be calling my name. I have enclosed a picture of my granddaughter, Emma, with my first Sunshine Teddy Bear, Lizzie. Lizzie made a special trip to school for this year's school picture. Emma has always like to "borrow" a bear of mine whenever she comes over but has never hesitated to bring it back and "borrow" another until Lizzie came along. She just never seemed to make it home. It soon became apparent that Lizzie had found a new home with Emma. She goes everywhere and does everything with Emma. They are two happy "girls."

Shirley J. of LaGrange, KY writes:

Your bears are as beautiful as you are inside and out. Thank you for my special bear, she will be hold a place of honor in our home.

Wendee G. of Warrenville, IL writes:

I cannot tell you how much I love my new bear! I won't hesitate to order another one in the near future.

Kenny and Ruth G. of Louisville, KY write:

Thank you so much for creating a special bear for us honoring our newest granddaughter. "Siri" is perfect in every detail, your artistry in creating her tiny face is amazing. Thank you again!

Dana J. of Newport Richey, FL 34655 writes:

The bears are just adorable! I so appreciate all the work you put into them to make our family reunion a special one. I am sure we will be back for another of your lovely bears. You should be so proud of your work. Thanks again and God bless!

Jen N. of Hillsborough NJ 08844 writes:

I felt compelled to take a moment to email you, your bears are just beautiful. My mother in law collects bears and even from what I can see on just the website I don't know that any of hers compare. All of them are adorable, Maxwell and Anastasia are beyond fabulous. I'll be back for her birthday this summer!

Mannix P. of Citrus Heights, CA 95610 writes:

The bears were amazing, you took so much care and paid attention to every detail. They are a gift to my Goddaughter, her birthday is on Wednesday. In the meantime, I have been showing the bears to every relative that stops by. Thanks again !

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