Daily Archives: March 5, 2014

20 Romantic Experiences: Go One Better than a Teddy Bear


It’s hard to imagine a world without teddy bears, but in fact the history of the toys only goes back as far as the early 1900s. At the time, President Theodore Roosevelt had become associated with the animals after a hunting incident in which he refused to shoot a captured American black bear, and soon afterwards a toymaker from New York created a stuffed bear he labelled ‘Teddy’s Bear’. Across the pond, a German company had designed a similar toy, and soon the craze for the bears took off as both a children’s toy and eventually a collector’s item for adults. When and how they became popular as a love token is unknown, but each year, thousands are given away as Valentine’s gifts. (more…)