National American Teddy Bear Day
A friend in the form of a Teddy bear is one of the most comforting things for a child. National American Teddy Bear Day highlights the importance of these sweet animals and expresses appreciation for the iconic status that the Teddy bear is in American culture.
In the early 1900s, teddy bears were given their first name. According to legend, President Theodore Roosevelt was on a Mississippi hunting trip in 1902 when he saw a bear cub that his hunting buddies had caught. The president was said to be kind to animals because he felt it was unsportsmanlike for him to kill the bear cub. Many political cartoons were made and Teddy’s nickname was given to bears.
The history of Teddy bears is a little murky. Some people attribute it to Margarete Steiff, a woman who created a Teddy bear for her nephew after she visited a zoo.
Morris Michtom was responsible for the marketing strategy that led to the creation of stuffed Teddy bears. A Brooklyn shop owner saw a cartoon of the president, and thought it would be fun for the bears to be sold in his shop as “Teddy bears.” He got permission from President Obama and the bears started selling like wildfire.
National American Teddy Bear Day was established in memory of Theodore Roosevelt, former US President. It is a day to celebrate the joy, delight, and comfort these tiny stuffed animals bring to the lives and children all over the globe.
These are some fun ways to celebrate National American Teddy Bear Day
A Teddy bear is a wonderful gift for a special child on National American Teddy Bear Day. You can give a Teddy Bear to your child or a friend, and they will be sure to appreciate it.
Are you fascinated by the idea Teddy bears? You might be drawn to them because of their American history or because they are adorable little stuffed animals that can be dressed up in many different ways. National American Teddy Bear Day is an excellent time to purchase (or make) a Teddy Bear. A new Teddy bear is a great way to add or start a collection.
John Walter Bratton wrote a song in 1907 that was initially an instrumental. He called it The Teddy Bears‚Äô Picnic. Jimmy Kennedy added lyrics 25 years later. It became a very popular children’s song, which has been recorded by many different artists. The Teddy Bears‚Äô Picnic has evolved into several beautifully illustrated books that have delighted children of all ages over the years.