Teddy Dayis believed that the day gets its name from US President, Theodore ‘Teddy‘ Roosevelt after a cute little teddy was designed to honour his decision of not killing an animal during one of his hunting trips.
Well this weekend has not turned out how I expected it too at all…My first weekend in nearly two months with no set weekend work…My Dad is suddenly is hospital and now I’m waiting too see which hospital I’m supposed to go…Oh…TAKE YOUR CHOLESTEROL MEDICINE! This weekend though has Teddy Bear day and there are some great causes going around!
(I really need to find out who drew this picture, I love it so much and use it all the time! If anyone knows, please let me know!)
So here are some lovely facts about Teddy Bears:
The classic “Teddy’s Bear Picnic” song was written in 1907. Penned by American composer “J.K. Bratton.
The American Teddy Bears were named after President Theodore Roosevelt after he refused to shoot a bear.
Some famous teddy bears: Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh, Fozzie Bear, Rupert, those Bears from Play School (Litted Ted and Big Bear, I think?)…and Ted.
In the very early 1900’s, bear toys were called ‘Bruins’. The first advertisement for Bruins appeared in the American toy trade magazine Playthings in May 1906.
In 1912, as the world received news of the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage with shocked disbelief, the German soft toy company run by Steiff created a black bear to give as mourning gifts for all those who lost loved ones on the Titanic.
Trawling through Facebook today and it is terrifying me the hatred that is out there. I mean hatred by ALL men and women from all backgrounds not just one in particular. Do these people even realise that they even sound like the very people that they hate?
Anyways I was having a really hard time not giving into the fear and yelling at them all (by writing in cap-locks of course) and telling them how stupid they all are. Then I found this video. It’s time to all hug our teddy’s (press for link to article and video) If you ever feel scared and alone, just hug your favourite teddy (because it might not be a bear…Mine is a plush Lion and now a Olaf)
The author and creator of the film is by Tyler Novo and you can find the entire film including the credits.