Monday, December 8, 2008

How The "Teddy " Bear Got It's Name

Did you ever wonder how the teddy bear got it's name? We'll there are different versions on this historic day in 1902. Most tend to believe that President Theodore Roosevelt was out hunting and couldn't find any game. His men decided to offer him a young cub they found so he could hunt it. President Roosevelt decided to spare the cub's life. In the spirit of political cartoons, one was drawn with President Roosevelt's picture and a bear the cartoonist nicknamed, "Teddy's Bear". Soon after people started making Teddy Bears.

Gund is renown for making Teddy Bears now. Adolph Gund started making plush toys in 1898. GUND was one of the first companies to design and produce teddy bears in the early 1900’s. For a fun selection of Gund bears, check out The Baby Gift Basket Co.

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