Send a Bear Hug
Teddy Bears that Show You Care!
A BEARtastic Gift Idea!
Bear Hug Gifts make wonderful gifts for all ages.
No one ever outgrows the need for their own special teddy bear.
So next time you need a gift:
Send A Hug
Send A Bear
Send A Teddy Bear Hug Gift!
Send our Teddy Bear Hug Gift Box which includes a soft and cuddly teddy bear, a Teddy Bear Hug poem, and a mini box of your choice of sweets to make the gift even sweeter for only $19.95.
We can make any of our dressed teddy bears below into a Teddy Bear Hug gift by adding the Bear Hug poem and label "A Bear Hug for Someone Special" to the front of the gift box. Choose option when ordering the dressed teddy bear below.
Dressed Teddy Bears
These dressed teddy bears are 8" tall. We pack them in a gift box, include your personal message and ship them priority mail anywhere in the U.S. for a total cost of $21.95
Straight from the Bear’s Mouth
I don’t have a name yet. I’m hoping that you’ll give me one when I come to live with you. But before you make me, or one of my many teddy bear friends, exclusively yours, let me tell you a bit about myself and my family.
Bears, like my mom and dad and all of us who live in Grand Canyon Bear Village, have made the Grand Canyon their home for centuries. There used to be a lot of us roaming throughout northern Arizona but hunters and homesteaders have forced us into smaller and smaller places to live. There used to be grizzly bears here too, but not any more.
Bears, like my family, travel up and down the steep trails, going from the Colorado River at the bottom of the Canyon all the way up to the pine forest at the top looking for food. During the winter, when deep snow covers the North Rim of the Canyon, closing it to tourists, they find a secure place to sleep all winter long until they awaken in the springtime. While they’re sleeping, they don’t eat…so they have to eat a whole lot the rest of the year to produce the fat that they live on while sleeping. It used to be easy to find lots of berries, acorns, leaves, and even small animals to eat. We were able to catch fish in the Colorado River.
But for the past few years, there hasn’t been much rain and it’s become harder and harder to find food. Besides the drought, forest fires and new homes for people have destroyed some of the land where we live and where our food grows making it more and more difficult for bears like us to survive in the wild.
My cousin, Smokey Bear’s mom was killed in a forest fire. Smokey was just a tiny cub then. A forest ranger rescued him and took him to a kind vet that treated his burns and made him well. Smokey was never able to return to his forest home but he lived the rest of his life in the Washington National Zoo.
But we do survive! That’s why I’m here. . . to remind you of all the bears that make their home not only in the Canyon Canyon but in other places as well. The white polar bears, up north, are finding it even harder than we are to survive as the very ice that they live on continues to melt.
That’s our story. Whenever you see a teddy bear, think of us and all the wild animals throughout the world that are having a hard time surviving.
I’m hoping that you will let me, or one of my many teddy bear friends, come live with you, give me a name, make me yours, and love and cherish me.
Your New Best Friend From Grand Canyon Teddy Bear Village