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The Eternal Optimist - Beverly White celebrates Happy Tymes’ 30th anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Verbeten   
Friday, 18 April 2014 07:38


Beverly White’s life and the teddy bear world have changed a lot over the 30 years she’s been creating fabulous bears. But one thing that won’t change is the love White has for what she does.


Great British Teddy Bear Company PDF Print E-mail
Written by TBF Staff   
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 08:19


This year, Paul Jessup and his Great British Teddy Bear Company (GBTBC) will continue its alliance with the Poppy Factory. In this partnership, wounded, ill, and injured ex-service men and women help to dress and customize a line of veteran and military bears.

Shabby Style - Elina Oplakanska gives her bears a vintage look PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jill L. Jackson   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:34


Russian-born Elina Oplakanska has always loved nature, especially animals, and bears in particular. Though she began to create her one-of-a-kind (OOAK) vintage-style bears only three years ago, she has been drawing little bears since she was quite young.

Contest: Fur-st Aid for ailing Teddies and Friends PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 October 2012 10:08

BeforeTeddy Bear & Friends is teaming up with Sally Winey Bears to provide some tender loving care to three bears and/or friends in need of repair! If one of your plush pals is in need of fur-st aid, here’s how you could get his or her treatment fully covered by Teddy Bear & Friends!


Contest Rules: To enter, take a picture of the teddy bear or friend you wish to enter in the contest. Then go to Teddy Bear & Friends’ Facebook page and click the “Like” button at the top of the page.


afterJust underneath is a box labeled “Post.” Type in your name and the name of the bear or friend you wish to enter in the contest. Then click the “Photo/Video” link and upload the photo of your prospective patient. We’ll accept photo entries until 9 a.m. Central Time on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.


Later that week, we’ll begin posting qualified entries for our Facebook fans to vote on — the exact structure of the voting rounds will depend on how many entries are received. The final round of voting will determine which three bears or friends will have their course of treatment at Salley Winey’s bear hospital covered by Teddy Bear & Friends.


Winners will be notified via Facebook. Winners must cover the cost of shipping the patients to Sally Winey (winners outside of North America must also cover the cost of return shipping).


Sally Winey Bears will restore each of the three bears and/or friends, and a feature story on the restoration will appear in a 2013 issue of Teddy Bear & Friends. Find out more about Sally Winey’s bear hospital at

Teddies Worldwide voting opens PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 November 2011 15:12

Teddies-WorldwideVoting for the Teddies Worldwide Collector's Choice Awards for the Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasures online show will be open through Nov. 17 at the Teddies Worldwide website, where visitors can also see a preview of the online bear show. There are two award categories, miniatures and full size, and the winners will be announced when the show starts at 4 p.m. Eastern Time Nov. 18.


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