All people -- young, old, male, female -- have these images. Even if a particular person has not directly experienced these feelings, they are sure to know someone who has.
Teddy Bears are cute, cuddly, and adorable. Their spark captures the attention and imagination of young and old alike. Teddy Bears have been around for 100 years. They were popular then, and they are popular today.
We like teddy bears for all occasions. We place pastel pink and blue teddy bears on the outside of baby shower gifts. We carry teddy bears holding diplomas and wearing cap and gowns with us at high school graduations. We bring smiling teddy bears with a nurse's hat to visit a sick friend. We even place teddy bear bride and grooms on the tops of 4-tiered wedding cakes.
Teddy Bears are especially popular during holidays throughout the year. From New Year's Day in January to Christmas Day in December, teddy bears fill up grocery store check-out counters with their Stars and Stripes for the 4th of July and Jack-o-lantern costumes for Halloween. Some teddy bears have a simple Pilgrim's hat or Easter bonnet. While others sing festive songs or shout "Ho, Ho, Ho!" Whether they are red for Valentine's Day or green for St. Patrick's Day, teddy bears bring us joy year-round.