Not many of you might know I used to own an interior decorating shop a couple of years ago. Among other things, I used to sell cute teddy bear collectables and Christmas decorations. That’s how I came across Boyds Bears. It was love at first sight.
Boyds Bears were not very well known here in Belgium at that time and I dare say it took a little bit of pioneering to introduce them to my public, but I loved it.
My customers soon shared the love I had for these cute little bears, and started collecting them. It was charming to have them (or their husbands) drop by to buy a new character as a gift to their loved ones. Christmas, birthdays, Valentines Day or even wedding anniversaries, I loved helping them pick “just the right one”.
It became inevitable that I started a collection of my own. One by one I took them home with me and I’ve been treasuring this set for almost ten years now …
The nativity scene is set up as a play on a stage, and the little bears are all dressed up to perform the role they’re playing.
Allow me to introduce some of the main characters to you …
Neville … as Joseph
Theresa … as Mary
Bruce … as the Shepherd
and Essex … dressed up as the donkey.