Santa Bear Retires After 23 Years

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                                                                santa bear

                                                                     SANTA BEAR

     After 23 years of bringing Christmas joy into the lives of many shoppers at Dayton's and the gift recipients of the aforementioned group, Santa Bear will be put into hibernation on a permanent basis. It used to be that  shoppers would wait in line  the day after Thanksgiving to get that year's dated Santa Bear. Dayton's Department stores later became Marshall Field's and are now part of the Macy's chain. My family used to visit the downtown Minneapolis Dayton's every year to see their fabulous  display window and floor Christmas decor.

     I have several  Santa Bears and Miss Bear as well, along with Santa Bear in an aviator costume and his cardboard bi-plane. Macy's plans to issue a collector's edition family set this year.  It will be Santa Bear , Mrs. Bear (apparently they got married) and twins Berry and Belle. All four will be dressed in flannel pajamas with a picture of all 22 previous Santa Bears on them. You can stand in line , one last time, the day after Thanksgiving and get yours. I will just send money with my husband's aunt - she has every bear  - I am sure she will be first in line.

     I will now be using faux Santa Bears for my seasonal decorating services - these guys will be worth big bucks some day and I can retire from staging!!!!! Thank you, Santa Bear.
 

                                                                aviator bear             Miss Bear
 

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Rainmaker
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Kathleen Garvey
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver - Denver, CO
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Awwww...times do change don't they?? Hope your collection makes a mint some day!  : )  Regards-Kathleen G
Nov 13, 2007 04:08 AM #1
Rainer
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Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Dang Kathleen, another era comes to an end!
Nov 13, 2007 07:48 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Lordbock
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That may be a good thing - the lady on the video was running out of room.
Nov 13, 2007 08:29 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
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Kathleen, What a shame they are retiring them.  I'm glad you have some, sell them while the market is hot :)
Nov 13, 2007 09:46 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Lordbock
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 Carole - Sell my Santas - sure for the right price. My collecting  now focuses on staging items.
Nov 13, 2007 03:02 PM #5
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Leslie Godbold
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Oh Kathleen, They are so cute. I am sad that this tradition is coming to an end.
Nov 13, 2007 10:36 PM #6
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Veronica Harbert
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Hi Kathleen,

This would make a great post for the new Stager's Coffee Clutch group. I'm moderating the group this month and am on the lookout for posts for our group.

 Stagers Coffee Clutch

We can all raise our cups in homage to Santa Bear.

Veronica 

Nov 15, 2007 10:22 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Lordbock
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 Veronica  - One Santa Bear coming up .
Nov 15, 2007 10:37 AM #8
Rainer
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No way...I hadn't heard. 

My grandma is going to be crushed.

Nov 17, 2007 01:54 PM #9
Rainer
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On second thought....I'm not going to tell her. Is that bad? 
Nov 17, 2007 01:55 PM #10
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Kathleen Lordbock
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Beth - Was Grandma a collector of Santa Bears?  You had better get her the last of the group then.  That would be a gentle way to break the news.
Nov 20, 2007 04:27 AM #11
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