Sept. 9th Teddy Bear Day
Theodore Roosevelt was hunting in Mississippi one day when his party came across a bear cub in the woods. He was offered the shot, since he was President and all, but refused to shoot because it was a baby. The press picked up on his compassion and wrote articles, including drawings of what they envisioned happened. Morris Michtom read the articles and got the idea he should make a teddy bear toy for kids. He wrote for permission from the President, who could not refuse, and the teddy bear, we all have come to love, was born.
How to celebrate – Dig your old teddy bear out of the attic.
Take your teddy bear to lunch. Start a new teddy bear collection.
Who doesn’t love a plush animal? They are easy to take care of, never make a mess of their own (forget the times they get ripped open and their stuffing gets all over the place, it’s not their fault) and don’t eat a lot… if at all.
Somehow they make you feel better when times are difficult, they make the good times even better and they can show off your talents at the fair. They never actually pass on, listen to all our stupid problems and are really good friends when we need them most.
And they never talk back. They can create your own forest without all the trees, a flock of sheep that don’t require a shepherd and even sea creatures without all that water! And they always seem to be happy! There’s a plus! Sure they sleep a lot but they are talented because they can sleep with their eyes open!
So like I said, who doesn’t love a plush animal. Even most animals love plush animals. Who can forget their first teddy bear? Who can forget that first plush given in love or received in love? Who can forget that shock when you first looked at the price tag on that stuffed animal?
How to celebrate – Remember back to your first plush animal. Make your own plush animal out of a sock. Take your favorite stuffed animal to lunch.
January 7th Bobble Head Day
We all know bobble heads today of our favorite celebrities, often not as flattering as they were intended. They are favorite give away at sporting events and are quite collectable and in some cases very valuable.
The original bobble heads came from China and history reveals appeared in a famous painting of Queen Charlotte as early as 1765.
In fact, many of the royal families found them both entertaining and fashionable.
How to celebrate – Create your own bobble head! Start collecting bobble heads. Visit a museum that features bobble heads.