Today is National teddy bear day 9th of September.
The Teddy Bear was created as a direct result of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt’s refusal to shoot a captured “bear cub” in 1902, while on a hunting expedition in Sharkey County, Mississippi.
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 bear cub 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”.
Happy teddy bear making, bear picnic, bear holiday, designing, giving and making!