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Teddy Bear Day

Show your love with a cuddly teddy bear this Teddy Bear Day - it's the perfect way to surprise someone special and show them you care!
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September 9
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Get ready to get cuddly and celebrate Teddy Bear Day on September 9! This special day has been celebrated since the early 1900s, when it was first introduced by a toy company who wanted to promote their stuffed animals. It's also believed that this day may have been created due to a popular song at the time "Teddy Bears' Picnic", which encouraged people of all ages to join in on the fun. So grab your favorite teddy bear and get ready for some hugs!

History of Teddy Bear Day

Teddy Bear Day Dates

Teddy Bear Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1902</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Teddy Bear Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The teddy bear originated in 1902 and was named after U.S. President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1903</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Teddy Bear Sale</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Ideal Novelty and Toy Co. launched the first official Teddy Bear.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1907</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Teddy Bears' Picnic" Song</div><div class='timeline-text'>The song "Teddy Bears' Picnic" by John W. Bratton became popular and indirectly promoted Teddy Bear Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Teddy Bear Museum Opens</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Teddy Bear Museum opened in England, featuring an extensive collection of teddy bears, celebrating their cultural and historical significance.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Teddy Bear Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first Teddy Bear Day was officially observed on September 9, promoted by American toy companies.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Teddy Bear Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a teddy bear</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sew your own teddy bear from scratch or buy a pre-stuffed bear and decorate it with fabric and accessories. You can even personalize it by adding a monogram or special message to the belly.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Hold a teddy bear picnic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab a blanket and head out to the park for a teddy bear picnic. Be sure to pack plenty of snacks and drinks for you and your furry companion. Don't forget to take plenty of pictures!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a teddy bear drive</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family together to collect new and gently used teddy bears for those in need, such as local children's hospitals or homeless shelters.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Set up a teddy bear tea party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a fun afternoon tea party - with their favorite teddy bears of course! Serve up all sorts of treats, including little sandwiches, cakes, cookies, and other delicacies.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a teddy bear hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide some stuffed animals around the house or yard and set up clues for your kids or friends to find them all. At the end of the hunt, everyone can enjoy some snacks and hot cocoa.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Teddy Bear Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Teddy Bears are comforting</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Teddy bears bring comfort and joy to people of all ages. Their cute and cuddly design makes them the perfect friend to hug, snuggle, and talk to - especially when life gets tough! They also make great companions for kids as they grow up, helping little ones feel safe and loved as they journey through life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Teddy Bears can be customized</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There are so many ways to customize your teddy bear. From picking out their clothes and accessories, to giving them a special name or even monogramming them with someone's initials! Giving a teddy bear extra attention makes it unique and special - just like its receiver!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Teddy Bears last for generations</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Teddy bears have been around for decades, lasting through generations of love. Whether you are gifting one to someone special or saving it for future generations, it is sure to bring lots of love and happiness each time it is brought out to play.</p></div></div>

5 Unbearably Cute Facts for Teddy Bear Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World's First Teddy Bear Museum was in England</h3><p class='facts-content'>The first-ever Teddy Bear Museum was opened in Petersfield, Hampshire in England in 1984. It housed an impressive collection of teddy bears from around the world.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Teddy Bear symbolizes Compassion and Care Worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>Teddy Bears are used by organizations and initiatives worldwide to symbolize love, solace, care, and are often distributed to children in crisis.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Largest Collection of Teddy Bears Belongs to Jackie Miley</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Guinness World Records recognizes Jackie Miley of the USA as the owner of the largest teddy bear collection. As of 2018, she had over 8,026 different teddy bears.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Steiff PB55 was the First Teddy Bear Model Ever Made</h3><p class='facts-content'>Steiff PB55 was produced in Germany in 1902 and is recognized as the world's first Teddy Bear model. The "55" in its name stands for its height, 55 centimeters.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Most Expensive Teddy Bear Ever Sold Was a Steiff</h3><p class='facts-content'>The most expensive teddy bear ever sold was a Steiff 'Louis Vuitton' bear which was auctioned for a staggering $2.1 million at a Monaco charity auction in 2000.</p></div></div>

Teddy Bear Day FAQs

When is Teddy Bear Day?

Teddy Bear Day is celebrated on September 9th every year. In 2024, Teddy Bear Day will occur on a Monday.

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