Steiff Stories – Growing with the Family

Our latest Steiff Story comes to us from Rayna Davies of Uxbridge in Ontario, Canada. Her experience shows that traditions can follow you wherever you live and that appreciation can come in multiple forms. From Germany to Canada Although Rayna lives in Ontario, the Germanic traditions that she grew up…

Steiff Stories – A Modern Day Tradition

Today’s Steiff Story is brought to us by Jennifer Frankhouser from Marysville, Washington. Her love of Steiff brings a modern take to the more traditional pieces. She shows that Steiff is truly timeless when it comes to quality, passion, and family, and we were lucky enough that she shared her…

Steiff Stories- The Photogenic Steiff

Steiff Collection

Today’s Steiff Story is that of Makiko Takahashi from Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Her Steiffs opened her routine up to new possibilities and showed her a new way to appreciate and enjoy life. A Father and a Steiff Makiko has many furry friends in her collection. Her collection began…

Steiff’s Godzilla Has Landed in the USA!

Oh no, there goes Tokyo and soon to be the US! That’s right; Steiff’s line of Godzilla collectible toys is finally receiving a release in the United States. After a successful tour in Japan, everyone’s favorite radioactive lizard monster has turned his rampaging stateside and directly into your home. Steiff…

Steiff Stories – A Treasured Tradition

Today’s Steiff Story comes from Phillip Edwards who can be found on Twitter at @GeckoEdwards. He believes that Steiff helps make a house feel more like home and is proud to start his family’s tradition of collecting Steiff! All Traditions Have a Beginning I started buying Steiff a few years ago…

The History Of Christkindlmarkets

There’s magic brewing in the air and it’s all thanks to Chicago’s Christmas Market. Christkindlmarkets are based on the age old tradition of German Christmas markets that began in the 1500s. Now in the 2000s, Chicago is proud to host its own homage to this festival of fun and wintertime merriment….

How to Make Childhood Memories with a Teddy Bear Collection

Steiff Teddy Bear In Classroom

Everyone has a best friend at some point in their lives. For many, it’s not a living, breathing person, but instead a teddy bear! Just because it is an inanimate object doesn’t make him or her less real to the child holding it. Did you know that having a teddy…

Steiff Stories – From Child to Child

Clarabeara tea party

Today’s Steiff Story comes from Susan Serven of New Canaan, CT. Somehow her proud collection of over 100 Steiff animals can’t compare to the memories of family she holds. We were lucky enough for her to share these memories with us! A Sense for Steiff If you’re going to have…

Steiff Stories – A Fox with Smiling Eyes

steiff collection heidi salfeld

Today’s Steiff Story comes from Heidi Salfeld from Sterling Heights, MI. Her journey includes a Steiff at every stage of her life and how she’s reminded of her grandfather. A Steiff for Every Stage of Life Heidi’s Steiff collection started with an unassuming little goldfish named Goldie. What was a…

Poetry in Motion: A Look at Steiff’s Famous Moving Showpieces

“They take my breath away!” “I could stand and watch them for hours!” “As a child, they made holiday shopping a marvelous adventure, not a chore!” These are just some of the feelings Steiff enthusiasts have about the company’s remarkable mechanized displays.  Almost everyone can remember the first time they…