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Teddy Bear Ornament

Teddy Bear Ornament

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Love Bear Ornament

For more than a century, teddy bears have been the object of children's affection and adults' collection passion. With his grandfatherly eyebrows, big red heart, cozy scarf, and patches, this Teddy Bear Ornament will warm your heart. Ornaments handcrafted in Europe, Teddy is a loveable Christmas gift for kids or the avid collector on your list. 

  • Handcrafted by EUROPEAN artisans.
  • An original design by Ornaments to Remember.
  • Love Bear Ornament height: 4 1/2 inches.

SKU: 10B4BEA000
Price: $36.00 


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The Back Story

The Teddy Bear gets its name from former U.S. President, Theodore Roosevelt (nicknamed "Teddy). At the end of a long day hunting, Roosevelt was the only one without a kill.  Finally, his attendants and their dogs cornered a black bear, beat it, and tied it to a tree.  They offered Roosevelt the opportunity to shoot it since he hadn't gotten anything, but he refused saying that it was unsportsmanlike.  News of this incident was published by Political Cartoonist Clifford Berryman of the Washington Post. 

Morris Mitchom saw the cartoon and sewed a little bear cub toy.  After sending one to the President asking for permission to use his name, he created more of the bears and sold them in his shop window. The sale of the bears was so successful that he founded Ideal Novelty and Toy Co. in 1903.  

By 1906, women and children everywhere owned these cuddly toys.  Roosevelt himself even used one as a mascot during his reelection campaign. Today the Teddy Bear has taken on thousands of forms.  One popular notion is a teddy bear with patches on it, indicating it has been heavily worn from hugs and then lovingly patched.

On a Personal Note:
Holiday shopping can be a bear, but even a curmudgeon will enjoy this tender depiction of love. (Sarah Stanley, Founder)

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