Build-A-Bear Workshop is a retailer that sells customized stuffed teddy bears and every other cloth animal imaginable. The company's motto is "where best friends are made." It was founded in 1997 and now has over 300 stores nationwide and abroad.
Children and adults of all ages can create traditional teddy bears, holiday animals, penguins, dogs, cats, fish, and hundreds of stuffed creatures. Each stuffed animal comes with a birth certificate, cardboard house, and heart. Clothing is also available for each stuffed creature.
When I was a little girl I had a TON of stuffed animals. Some placed strategically on my bed like a colorful fluffy mountain and others hanging freely in the animal net (yeah, remember those) in the corner of my room. Oh how I loved my stuffed animals and oh, how my mom hated them. I thought she was weird. I mean really, who hates stuffed animals? She used to make me periodically choose ones to get rid of, donating them to charity. Evil, evil mother. Now years later, … more