Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

September 9, 2010 ~ It's Teddy Bear Day

I don't have any plush bears from my childhood, but I do have this ceramic cutie that was made for me by my aunt.  I've always loved this and I've had it for as long as I can remember. 
Teddy bears are such a comfort, to young and old alike, it's great to have a whole day just to honor them. 
Stuffed bears have been around a lot longer then the name "Teddy Bear" which was coined by Morris Michtom of the Ideal Novelty and Toy company.  Michtom was inspired by a political cartoon of President Theodore Roosevelt on a hunting trip in Mississippi in 1902.
There are so many great ideas for incorporating the Teddy into your festivities for the the internet and you'll be overwhelmed.  This one caught my eye...
Follow the image link to to get instructions on making these cute Teddy Bear Biscuits.

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