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Teddy Bear Day

Teddy Bear Day 2023

About Teddy Bear Day

Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always observed on September 9

Today is Teddy Bear Day, a September 9 holiday. A Teddy Bear is a special friend to children all over the world. He’s cuddly. He makes you feel secure in an otherwise insecure world. And, children need both comfort and security. He’s lovable, too. Your bear is both a companion and a comforter. And, he’s not afraid of the dark. He’ll keep you safe. While we may think of them as a child’s friend, many adults have teddy bears, too.

As we become adults, some find it difficult to give up our teddy bears. We feel there is no reason to give him up. Many adults keep their childhood bears around all their lives. And some adults buy new ones for their own comfort. It’s perfectly normal….and okay.

Have a happy and cuddly day with your favorite bears!

History of Teddy Bears

Did you ever wonder how these cuddly bears came about? 

During the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt was in office as President of the United States. He was a hunter. While hunting in Mississippi in 1902, he refused to shoot a small bear. The Washington Post picked up on this story and made a cartoon of the event. Toy store owners, Morris and Rose Michtom, wrote to President Roosevelt for permission to call their stuffed animals “Teddy Bears”. Teddy bears became wildly popular. Their company went on to become the Ideal Toy Company, one of the largest toy companies in the world.

Stuffed Animals

How to Celebrate Teddy Bear Day

  • Spend the day and night with your teddy bear. Cuddle up to him. Talk to him. And do all of your favorite things together.
  • Parents and adults: No child should grow up without a cuddly bear, if not more than one. If you know of any kid without one, use this day to buy one for them.
  • Donate a teddy bear to an orphanage, a child in the hospital, or an organization supporting children in need.

Today's Quote

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – – Winnie the Pooh

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History and Origin of Teddy Bear Day

We found no factual information about this special day. There is an occasional reference to this day on February 22. 

A Vermont Teddy Bear company has declared its own “National” Teddy Bear Day on November 13th. We believe this is for the promotion of their products. We did not find information to support this as a National day. Zoos, museums, toy stores, and many kids’ venues declare “Teddy Bear” days for various reasons. This leads to references of this holiday on a variety of dates.

We believe these lovable bears are very important to children (young and old). So, he deserves a day of recognition.

If you have any information about this holiday, please email us.

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