Another part of my cute collection is this super cute Build-A-Bear Bear. I’ve named her Lola. If you are not familiar with Build-A-Bear, let me explain. You go into the store and you pick out the body and head of your bear, then you pick out a heart and a sound for your bear and you take everything over to the stuffing area where your bear is stuffed and fluffed. When your bear is full of stuffing, they sew the bear up right in the store! Then you go to the section where they have bear outfits and you pick out whichever outfit you want your bear to wear. After your bear is complete you register your bear with his or her name and date of birth.
Well, all of this is very fun for little kids and big people who are kids at heart! And, it is a lot of fun afterwards, because if you get tired of the original outfit, you can buy any number of outfits! My bear originally had a Hello Kitty pink shirt and pants, but I decided to get her some holiday outfits. She is wearing the Native American Thanksgiving outfit in the photo above. They also had Pilgrim outfits, but I really am fond of Native American clothing in general and this bear outfit in particular, so that’s why I chose it. The outfit came with the dress, the moccasins and a headband. I guess I’ll be posting pictures of the various outfits I got as we go through the holidays!
Anyway, one great thing about this bear is that you only need one bear and then you can just switch outfits. That way you don’t have to buy tons of new bears…unless you want to! I’m trying to cut back on my bear purchases, so I thought it would be better to change this bear’s outfit rather than getting a new bear… Well, I hope you enjoy! Oh you can also buy the bears online, but it isn’t quite as much fun that way, because you can’t watch the stuffing or kiss your bear’s heart! Here is the link: BuildABear.com