It’s past Halloween so I suppose that means we can mention the festive season being upon us. It seems more and more that Christmas is being advertised earlier and earlier so days are being brought in to break things up and the 7th of November is of no exception (pssst! It is International Hug A Bear Day!)
November 7th, as has been brought to our attention at My Bear Shop that is International Hug A Bear day! It is our time to shine, to celebrate a day of love and cuddles. I do not want to advocate members of the public going and finding bears to hug so let’s go with the much better approach of your favourite teddy bears!
International Hug A Bear Day at MBS
Speaking to so many colleagues and asking about the memories of their teddy bears, it really gave me ‘warm-fuzzy butterflies’. Seeing their faces light up in remembrance of their toys of old. Some have teddy’s that they have had since they were young, some are newer and have sentimental value. My personal memory of a teddy is the one I have called ‘Stevie’… I have had that teddy bear since the day I was born. It was a gift from a family member as I was the first child in a new generation. Now, my children cuddle Stevie at times they feel low, sad or scared.
I am glad to see that teddy bears are not a forgotten tradition. It really brings a sense of warmth when we think of not only the teddy but the story behind it.
Celebrations & Hugs
If you don’t have a teddy, feel free to look through our wonderful selection available online. With that festive season being upon us… Why don’t you spark that wonderful memory for someone else by buying them a cuddly loved one? From Steiff Classics to our crazy animal collection, there is a bear for everyone.
When you hug your bear or you share that love on to someone else, I hope you are thankful and take that time to smile. Have a wonderful International Hug A Bear Day; Sharing the hugs and love with your friends and family.