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Sep 09

National Teddy Bear Day!!

Posted on September 9, 2020 at 9:16 AM by Tiffany Miller

Hello Everyone,         

When I was a child I had a big imagination. Everyday I was something different. I was a superhero, or a detective, a chef at my restaurant, and even pirate. No matter what the adventure I always had a special person to share in my journey. No it wasn’t my little sister, it was my stuffed teddy bear. I always connected with the Calvin and Hobbs comic because that was me a child. My toy would come to life and join in my adventures and share my journey and hold my dearest secrets to heart. That toy became my dearest friend and I loved it very much. If it weren’t for Theadore Rosevelt we may not have any teddy bears at all.  

In 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi. The incident made national news. Clifford Berryman published a cartoon of the event in the Washington Post on November 16th, 1902, and the caricature became an instant classic. The Berryman cartoon of Teddy Roosevelt and the cub inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom. He created a new toy and even had a name in mind. Michtom wrote President Roosevelt to ask permission to name the new toy a “Teddy Bear.”

On September 9th, National Teddy Bear Day honors the history of one of childhood’s favorite toys. We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child. Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood. No matter what kind of teddy bear you had, the day is a perfect time to celebrate your childhood friend!

In Honor of National Teddy Bear Day, I thought it would be fun to celebrate by making a new teddy bear using old cloths or even a blanket. Here are some of my favorite patterns I found.

Her is a great link on how to make a teddy bear out of old cloths you have.

Other fun ways to celebrate this day is by giving a Teddy Bear to someone you love. Donate Teddy Bears to a local organization for children or host a Teddy Bear tea party with your children. Whatever you do today have a great time doing it as a family. Tell stories of when you were a kid and maybe even pull out that old teddy bear from your childhood and have a party. Have a fantastic day making memories with your family. See you next week.


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