Saturday, September 3, 2011

Teddy Bear Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone! I just wanted to let you know that Jen from Jen's Craft Corner is hosting a Teddy Bear Blog Hop on September 9th.  If you didn't know, September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day.  Here is some information on how it came about.


National Teddy Bear Day
(Taken from: http://www.festivology.com/topics/teddy.html)
Teddy bears are, of course, named after US President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. The name came about after a 1902 hunting expedition. The hunt had found no game, so at the end of the day someone brought out a baby bear and suggested that Roosevelt might like to shoot it instead. Roosevelt understandably felt that this was not exactly sporting and refused. The incident was illustrated in a newspaper cartoon entitled "Drawing the Line" - which also referred to the political situation at the time. An enterprising New York toymaker saw an opportunity and brought out a cute stuffed bear named "Teddy's Bear". The rest, as the say, is history.

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