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Christmas Teddy Bear with Year on Foot

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Hello Everyone -

I hope you can help. Every year for Christmas my dad gets me a teddy bear with the year stitched on the bear's foot. He isn't well this year and I want to surprise him by getting the teddy bear myself. He has never told me where he gets the bears - he's always wanted it to be a surprise. Does anyone know where I might be able to find this bear? My dad has explained to me in the past that they normally come in 3 different colored outfits from which to choose. The bears are always white and very soft. Any help you can offer is much appreciated. Thank you! Be well. xo

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qvcfreak1352482879.4436527 PostsRegistered 3/14/2005

I googled it and several people are looking for the little bear. Target would carry it but so far not this year. Good Luck

kittyfan1352488054.216349 PostsRegistered 11/6/2008Central Tx

I have a friend who is a teddy bear collector---I picked mine up at Walmart last week. They only had two different choices--you can get the gal and guy. They are something like $10 each. Very cute.

If you can't find them---get in touch with me. I work ten minutes from Wally's and will be happy to send you some if you can't find them locally. Can't not have this tradition.

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Spammom1352514033.341141 PostsRegistered 6/11/2010Pittsburgh, PA

I have been buying these bears for my son for over 25 years! I get mine at Wal-Mart or K-Mart. As old as he is, and married now, he gets a kick out of opening his "bear" on Christmas! Good luck.....I know you can find one if you shop early.

mistriTsqu­irrel1352546330.97710733 PostsRegistered 7/17/2010Purgatory, USA

I don't know where your dad gets his...but I do remember getting bears like this from K-Mart as a kid...

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LuvMyBoyz1352551954605 PostsRegistered 11/18/2009

Thank you all so much! I may just run out today to KMart to get it. I would hate to break this tradition - it has meant so much to my dad over the years. He started getting them for me in 1997 and he loves how I display all of them every year during the holidays.

kittyfan - If I can't find the bear, I may take you up on your offer. I really appreciate the offer and help. I'll keep you posted! Thanks so much.

Spammom - I know how your son feels. It's always the first gift I open - I can tell from the size of the box!

Thanks again, everyone. Be well. xoxo

panda lady1352596522.841976 PostsRegistered 5/14/2011

Hi luv-That is so sweet that you want to return the tradition for your dad this year. I hope you find what you want. Does your dad like dogs or cats? Today at my local Petsmart, my dh purchased "Chance" which is a plush dog with a dated (2012) scarf for $5. He is adorable and the money goes for animal charities (for homeless pets) sponsered by Petsmart. There is also "Lucky" the cat. I am sure that with Thanksgiving and "black Friday" coming up those teddy bears should be making their way to store shelves soon! Best wishes and happy holidays! PandaSmile

LuvMyBoyz1352669091.287605 PostsRegistered 11/18/2009

Hi Panda -

My dad (and I) both LOVE dogs! I am going to run to PetSmart tomorrow and pick up a Chance or 2. Who says we can't have teddy bears AND dogs?! I love that the proceeds go to an animal charity, too. Have a wonderful holiday and thank you again for the response. Be well. xo

panda lady1352677530.21976 PostsRegistered 5/14/2011

Luv-I am glad that I could help! Prayers from me to you and your dad! I hope Chance can bring a smile to his face! God's blessings to him and may he feel better soon!{#emotions_dlg.wub}

circles1352740317.14319211 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

I would make sure Dad didn't make arrangements for someone else to purchase the Teddy for you....How hurt he would be to find out you went ahead and bought one yourself...

I hope your Dad feels better soon....

panda lady1352758420.981976 PostsRegistered 5/14/2011
On 11/11/2012 LuvMyBoyz said:

Hi Panda -

My dad (and I) both LOVE dogs! I am going to run to PetSmart tomorrow and pick up a Chance or 2. Who says we can't have teddy bears AND dogs?! I love that the proceeds go to an animal charity, too. Have a wonderful holiday and thank you again for the response. Be well. xo

Luv-There is also another option for you. Target is teaming up with St. Jude's Children's hospital this year. I saw this in their recent ad and my dh went and got one for me today. They created their mascot Spot (the bulls eye dog) in a holiday sweater with 2012 emroidered on the paw. The price is $14.99 but it says that 100% of the proceeds goes to St. Jude's. Another poster said that your dad may get his feelings hurt if you purchased the bear (or animal) yourself. If he is anything like my dad, he will think it is sweet that you appreciate the tradition so much that you carried it on this year. And if more than one stuffed animal is opened on Christmas, I say the more friends the better!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Continued prayers for your dad to get well soon!{#emotions_dlg.wub} Happy holidays to you and your family!


kittyfan1352902409.96349 PostsRegistered 11/6/2008Central Tx

Oh the petsmart animals sound adorable!. If you need bears you can email me: kittyfan456@gmail.com Can't not have BEARS!!! I will be happy to do this.

Hildegarde­ Withers1352906248.7111690 PostsRegistered 11/9/2011

How nice of your dad. That is so cute. I hope he'll be feeling better for the holidays.

I hope you find a bear.

Hildegarde­ Withers1352906571.84711690 PostsRegistered 11/9/2011

Check out Pinterest. They make teddy bears that can be personalized &/or customized. Don't know the cost.

cab19551352928865.6871201 PostsRegistered 11/17/2004southwest michigan

The Hudson's dept store used to sell them. My son got one. :) cb

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