Monday, January 18, 2016

Winnie The Pooh Day #WinnieThePoohDay

Image from Penguin Kids via Instagram

Happy Winnie The Pooh Day! Today also happens to be A.A. Milne's birthday! This beloved character is one I grew up loving, and one my daughter loves. I read Winnie the Pooh stories to my youngest sister when we were growing, and I've loved continuing that tradition with my daughter. I couldn't let the day end without posting a Happy Winnie The Pooh Day, even though it's belated, at being posted at the end of the day.

ABOUT National Winnie The Pooh Day

National Winnie the Pooh Day is observed annually on January 18th.  Author A.A. Milne brought the adorable, honey-loving bear to life in his stories which also featured his son, Christopher Robin.  National Winnie the Pooh Day commemorates Milne’s January 18, 1882 birthday.
Milne’s lovable Pooh Bear, as he was fondly called, is a fictional bear inspired by a black bear named Winnie who lived at the London Zoo during World War I. The author’s son, Christopher Robin, would visit the bear often and named his own teddy bear after her and a swan named Pooh.
This friendship inspired a collection of books starting with Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. The books were illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
In the 1960s, Disney bought the rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh characters dropping the hyphen from Pooh’s name. The illustrations were a bit different, too.
Milne’s stories have been translated into over 50 languages and are considered classic children’s stories today. (Read more here).
To celebrate today's Winnie The Pooh Day, here are a few favorite quotes of mine, and images of Winnie the Pooh.

 *@Thomas Kinkade 


* All images property of Disney, A.A. Milne, unless other wise noted. 


  1. Lovely post. Thanks. Happy Pooh Day to you.

  2. Aw, this is so adorable :) Thank you for sharing. <3

  3. I didn't know about this. Must make plans for next year.


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