National Teddy Bear Day! #NationalTeddyBearDay

National Teddy Bear Day
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So how did the Teddy Bear get it’s name?

It all started in the year 1902, when US President Roosevelt, took a hunting trip in Mississippi via an invitation from their Governor. As the story goes, President Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear that had been captured by his hosts. He felt it was unsportsmanlike to shoot a bear that was already tied up and injured. Because of this, a political cartoonist published in the Washington Post on November 16, 1902 a drawing of the incident. As the years past, this same cartoonist added and altered the bear to other drawings and publications he associated with President Roosevelt and inadvertently created the connection.

Later a candy shop owner put two stuffed bears in his shop window, and with permission from President Roosevelt, called these toy bears “Teddy’s bears”. Which later became “Teddy Bears”

I love the story behind the name and I have to admit, I still have some special bears I’ll never part with!

Do you have a love for Teddy Bears?
Check out some of the great Teddy Bears I found below!

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National Teddy Bear Day 2016

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1. Philbin Chocolate 12″ Teddy Bear: 12” chocolate colored seated plush toy format. This classic design features cute paw pad accents and a curious expression!

2. 53″ Luxury Plush Extra Large Teddy Bear: This light golden brown/sandy bear is ever so soft and will delight young and old alike!

3. Old Fashion Collectible Little Brown Teddy Bear 10: This is an old fashion stuffed animal bear made from plush and a nose that sewed on.

4. Ma & Pa Stuffed Teddy Bear: Mama and Papa Bear. Comes with two stuffed bears. Glasses on Both Bears. Red knit cardigan for Pa & Polka dot dress for Ma.

5. Baby Smoky Black Bear 12″ Plush: Pose-able in either a laying or seated position. Approximately 12″ from head to toe.

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3 thoughts on “National Teddy Bear Day! #NationalTeddyBearDay

  • May 29, 2018 at 7:33 am

    I love teddy bears

  • November 16, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I have a Gund teddy bear that my very best friend gave me before I left for college. I put pins on it during my college years to remind me of events. That teddy bear now sits on my daughter’s bed!

  • October 18, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Oh, I think these are adorable. I’m in my early/mid-30s, and part of me would still really love to get a new teddy bear. A really plush, soft one! …Hey, it’s not weird at all– just think of it as being like a sort of throw pillow! 😉


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