Introducing a new product line is always risky to say the least and unfortunately unsuccessful more often than not for a lot of new lines. Although we’re only a year old with much to learn, we’re very grateful to have watched POZY Bears grow and begin their great adventure in just a short period of time.
As of today, POZY Bears are being sold in the US, Canada and throughout Europe. Giftcraft® Ltd., our manufacturer, distributor and partner has done an outstanding job of getting the word out to a great group of specialty retailers who’ve shared the message of POZY Bears with their many wonderful customers.
And for all your support…we say Thank You and look forward to many more years!
Over the past year, I’ve met many POZY Bear customers in a variety of specialty stores ranging from hospital gifts shops and garden stores to Hallmark and family owned specialty gift shops. It’s been a wonderful experience to see so many POZY Bears being purchased for a wide range of reasons. Some folks just fell in love with a particular bear and simply had to take one home while others saw the opportunity to give a POZY Bear as special gift to a friend or family member.
I was fortunate to have many folks share with me why he or she felt a POZY Bear was the perfect gift. One experience really stands out. I was visiting a hospital gift shop and a customer was about to purchase an Angel POZY Bear. I asked her if the bear was a gift or for herself? She looked at me with a worrisome expression and shared that an ambulance had brought her husband into the hospital earlier that morning with unexpected heart problems. It had been a tough day and still unknown if he would be OK. She had gone to the gift shop to help pass the time while her husband was recovering from heart surgery. She told me, “I smiled when I saw the Angel Bear and just know that my husband will smile when he sees it. I really need to see him smile again.” Needless to say, I was more than honored to see a POZY Bear being purchased for such an important time. I never told her that I was the POZY Bear creator as it was very clear how unimportant that was to either one of us. I didn’t see her again but did receive confirmation that her husband fully recovered and was able to go home several days later.
That day reminded me that a simple smile can often be the most meaningful gift one can give another despite all the riches the world has to offer. With this experience, and many others in mind, I continue to be inspired to create more POZY Bears with simple but yet meaningful expressions and sentiments.
As we enter year two, we look forward to many wonderful new experiences and additions to the POZY Bear line including our first holiday collection releasing later this year as well as our first collection of POZY Bears for the Garden to be in stores early 2013!
And from all of us at POZY Bears, remember to cherish the many great gifts around you…the warmth of the summer’s breeze...the soothing sounds of nature…and most importantly, every memory filled minute with family and friends as you begin your summer season!
There are many occasions in our lives worthy of a celebration.
Friendship is a theme that you’ll see in most if not all POZY Bears in one way or another, whether it be the priceless bond we have with our parents, our children, our pets, or those special people we find later in life that just simply make the world a better place. In some ways, I don’t see anything more worthy of celebrating than our special friends and family who help us to laugh when we need to laugh or listen when we need a good listener.
We’ve introduced a brand new series called Celebration POZY Bears. Our goal with this collection is to more fully capture the true jubilant spirit of the many special days and people in our lives, fully embodied in the brightest colors, fully jointed and each holding a special little symbol to help celebrate the person or occasion. Each comes with a hang tag that can be personalized to your special friend whether it’s the newest member of the family or a lifelong friend. We’ve introduced 6 designs for the launch and with more designs in the works. There’s much to celebrate and we hope a little POZY Bear can help you celebrate a special person in your life.To switch gears a little, the winter season is just around the corner in the northeast part of the country. There are many special occasions within the upcoming months when families gather, reminisce about not only the year’s favorite memories but a time when the youngsters get to hear a lot of “When we were young…” It’s truly a special time and one that we grow to appreciate and Celebrate more and more as we get older. Have a great Fall season and until next time…take full advantage of the upcoming season to Celebrate!
Summer is Upon Us!
First of all, I would be remiss if I didn’t take a minute and thank everyone for your wonderful emails and kind words about POZY Bears™ since we launched just a short month ago. Your thoughts and feedback are greatly appreciated and highly cherished as we begin to plan future POZY Bear releases. I’ve also been very touched by some of the notes from folks who’ve bought a POZY Bear for a friend who just needed a little something to cheer him or her up as well as a special note from a person who bought an Angel POZY Bear to be placed by her Father’s urn.
Teddy Bears really do have a magical ability to help us express feelings of just provide comfort when needed most. And I don’t want to forget to thank the folks at Giftcraft® Ltd. who are responsible for reproducing my original POZY Bears and bringing them to your local gift shop. They’ve done an outstanding job at not only replicating my originals but bringing them to retailers throughout the US and Canada as well as Europe in just a few short months. Their passion and support of POZY Bears is greatly appreciated and the reason POZY Bears have become a reality. Thank You!
WELCOME to the world of POZY Bears™!
POZY Bears™ is the culmination of my own life experiences and having a career for nearly 25 years in the world of teddy bears. From publishing magazines on teddy bear collecting and artistry, to becoming a marketer and designer for one of the most recognized teddy bear companies in the world, it’s been a wonderful journey that has given me the inspiration to create the simple but meaningful and giving world of POZY Bears™.
…and never forget the most important gifts in life are often the most simple.