Wednesday, August 6, 2008

ABC Wednesday-C

Cheer Bear one of the Care Bears.
The Care Bears are a set of Characters Created by American Greetings in 1981 for use on greeting Cards. The original artwork for the Cards was painted by artist Elena Kucharik.
In 1983, Parker Brothers and Kenner took the Characters and made the first in a line of very successful teddy bears based on the Care Bears.
The Care Bears keep watch over Earth to keep bad feelings from spreading.
They live in the Cloud filled land of Care-a-Lot and descend to earth in their Cloud-Cars whenever some lonely boy or girl needs a smile or hug.
Each of the following Care Bears are a different Colour and have a symbol that describes their personality on their tummy.
Bedtime Bear whose Colour is Blue with the Symbol: Moon with a hanging star
Birthday Bear whose Colour is Golden Orange with the Symbol: Cupcake
Champ Bear whose Colour is Golden Orange with the Symbol: Loving Cup
Cheer Bear whose Colour is Pink with the Symbol: Rainbow
Day Dream Bear whose Colour is Orange with the Symbol: 2 Heart balloons
Forest Friend Bear whose Colour is Tan with the Symbol: Bear and a rabbit
Friend Bear whose Colour is Orange with the Symbol: 2 Flowers
Funshine Bear whose Colour is Yellow with the Symbol: Smiling Sun
Good Luck Bear whose Colour is Green with the Symbol: Clover
Grams Bear whose Colour is Gray with the Symbol: Rose
Grumpy Bear whose Colour is Blue with the Symbol: Cloud
Harmony Bear whose Colour is Purple with the Symbol: 3 Musical notes
Hugs Cub whose Colour is Pink with the Symbol: Star inside a heart
Love-a-Lot Bear whose Colour is Pink with the Symbol: 2 Hearts
Secret Bear whose Colour is Golden Orange with the Symbol: Heart Lock
Share Bear whose Colour is Purple with the Symbol: Soda with 2 straws
Surprise Bear whose Colour is Blue with the Symbol: Box with a star
Take Care Bear whose Colour is Orange with the Symbol: Apple
Tender Heart Bear whose Colour is Brown with the Symbol: Heart
True Heart Bear who is Multi-Coloured with the Symbol: Heart inside a star
Tugs Cub whose Colour is Blue with the Symbol: Diaper with a star inside
Wish Bear whose Colour is Turquoise with the Symbol: Shooting star
ABC Wednesday is brought to you by Mrs. Nesbitt.
Bear((( )))


Anonymous said...

aww, i miss the care bears.

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Denise said...

So much information. I too have heard of the care bears but wasn't aware of the background history.
Great stuff!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

ahh.. so cute.. And I am from 1981 too.. :o)

Bibi said...

Care Bears, of course! My daughter had a yellow one...

Thanks for visiting my blog and reminding me another "c" could have been conduit! :>)

me ann my camera said...

I remember when these sweet bears came out. They are a beautiful series. Good choice for C.


i never realised just how many care bears there actually were

Texas Travelers said...

Martha and I used to own an antique collectible's store and we sold a lot of these little fellows. A lot of folks came in looking for vintage bears.

Thanks for this interesting information.

Very thorough and well done.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy and Martha

kjpweb said...

A Bear history lesson! ;)
Though I find those Care Bears a tad too sweet for my taste! (No offense)
Cheers, Klaus

Nydia said...

They were so popular in Brazil on the 80s! But still loved by many little kids up to now! Lovely C post!

Kisses from Nydia.

Rose said...

Perfect choice for your "C"! My daughters, now in their twenties, both had Care Bears--I think the pink and blue. Now they're coming back again, and my granddaughter has one. Wish I'd kept the originals!
Thanks for visiting.

RuneE said...

We bought one each for our two eldest daughters, but I can't remember there were that many!

Time flies...

Liz said...

Oh, I remember the care bears! My daughter had them. Ahh.

i beati said...

I loved them but didn't really know what they stood

ArneA said...

helping you with your own language:
a fine white or translucent vitrified ceramic material.
bone ash
the mineral residue of calcined bones, used chiefly in the production of bone china and fertilizers.
fine china made of clay mixed with bone ash.
That´s what ABC Wednesday is for

Anonymous said...

I bearly know what to say.. :)

Blue said...

I want/ need a bedtime bear!

Kim said...

Oh how I love the Care Bears. Perfect for the letter C.

Golden To Silver Val said...

Thank you, Bear, for your kind comments on my last post. I sure do need Cheer Bear to come visit me for a bit. LOL. My son will eventually act like nothing at all happened and I'll be expected to just "forget" about it.....which I've done so many times. This time its not going to be so easy....although I won't hold a grudge...they only make you ugly. Have a happy day!

photowannabe said...

I Care...I remember these but my kids were too big for them when they came out.
Great choice for the letter C.

GJG said...

Wow, I always thought there was only ONE care bear---and that depending of the occassion he changed costumes----will live and learn as they say.

Gary (aka old dude)

Daryl said...

And I thought ALL bears cared ... my fav bear was the one my late Mom got to hug after her heart surgery ... we still have it.


AphotoAday said...

I barely know my bears, so thanks for filling me in...
Best regards, and hope you are enjoying a fine ABC Wednesday! Don.

nonizamboni said...

Wow! did you bring back the memories for me, with a smile. My daughters both had their share. Erica, who was born in 1981,& her favorite was Funshine & just recently she gave a new Wish Bear to her big sister Audrey (whose first was Cheer Bear) when she was in the hospital. So the tradition continues.
Thanks for sharing!!
Happy Wednesday.

leslie said...

I bought several Care Bears books and kept them for my grandchildren to read when they're old enough. Noah even has his own Care Bear now!

Gayle said...

My daughter loves Care Bears...I didn't realize there were so many!

Maria said...

Care Bears are very special to me because in the 80's my husband and I raised Manx cats. Our cattery name was BearsDen and I bought Care Bears to sit on top of the various cages and used Care Bear material for pillows and curtains for the cages.
It was a lot of fun reading about these very wonderful bears. I had really forgotten a lot of the symbolism.

Wendy said...

Wow - I didn't think there were so many Carebears! I remember the CareBears - they are so sweet. My kids had them. And they are still in toy shops.

Alan said...

I had a Care Bear as a child - I think it was Tender Heart Bear, if I recall correctly. :)

kml said...

I didn't realize there were so many of them. Great post!

kRiZ cPEc said...

ha, another cute post from you, thanks for sharing.

Miss_Yves said...

Thanks for your visit and your kind comment.
In France, "care bears" were very popular too, and they were called "Bisounours ", that is to say:
Bisou(s) (= Kiss(es) )+ nounours =Teddy bear
My daughter, who was born in 1979-had a yellow one,(Funshine, according to your informations, but I don't remind the french translation )
miss Yves

chanpheng said...

Very cute!

My C contribution is here. Hope you enjoy the pictures of Laos.

Mary said...

I love the care bears! Use to love the old tv show. Especially the care bear cousins! That's a cute Cheer Bear pic you got there.

CherryPie said...

I didn't know all that about the care bears! I love the rainbow tum ;-)

Kay Dennison said...

My daughter loves bears and still has all her bears she's collected since she was small. If I remember correctly, she has a half dozen of these!