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

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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

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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

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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

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“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…

Steiff Stories – A Little Piece of Home

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This edition of “Steiff Stories” comes to us from Annalena Dietrich of Braunschweig, Germany, currently living in Heidelberg. Her story is about a grandmother’s love, a famous teddy bear, and a life of adventure. A Little “Hasi” Who Started It All Annalena’s love of Steiff began early in her life…

Fun Ways to Celebrate July 4th with Small Children

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Every 4th of July we celebrate Independence Day with a bang. Literally! For many Americans, this holiday is a chance to spend time with family and friends in the sunshine. When night falls, the skies light up with glorious, thunderous pyrotechnics. All great fun unless you have small children. Young…

The Classic Steiff Design That’s Still Young at Heart


All about Steiff’s beloved “Teddy Baby”-style bears. Here’s a Steiff riddle for you.  What beloved Steiff design is over 80 years old, yet is still considered a youngster?  Steiff’s Teddy Baby, of course!  This particular Teddy bear pattern has been a collector’s favorite since its debut in 1929, and has…

Make This a Father’s Day to Remember


June’s coming quickly and so is Father’s Day. It’s an opportunity to show dad that you love him and how great you know he is! He spends so much time helping take care of the family and the house, working hard to make sure everyone is happy. Moms, it’s your…