Friday, October 12, 2007

Starting a Teddy Bear Collection

Bear collecting has become very popular in many cultures. Although a fun hobby, if you don’t know what you are doing, it can soon turn to something that is not what you had hoped for.

Many people start collecting based on the love of teddy bears they had as children. Fond memories surround our very first teddy bear. Upon receiving our first bear those who are destined to be collectors seem to evolve into a level of “looking” for the next bear and the next and the next.

It is one thing to be a hobbyist collector and one who is a serious collector. The hobbyist simply collects those bears that are cute and seem like a fun addition to their collection. The serious collectors understand the importance of researching, studying and analyzing their choices.

One thing both the hobbyist and the serious collector seem to have in common is the fact that they often got the “bug” from their first teddy bear. For many, the Teddy Bear is more than a toy; it is a friend and companion for life.It's never too late to start a collection.

If you've been eying a cute teddy thinking you might like to own it... get into the spirit of collecting and take the plunge. It doesn't have to be expensive, just loved.

Bear hugs,

Patricia Twitchell
The Teddy Bear Lady of Myrtle Creek

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