Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry & Bright, the Twin Polar Bears

It's my day to post at Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  I definitely wanted to use the bear yet from Arctic Friends (I had used the penguin here and the walrus here.)

As I was pondering what to do with this cute stamp, I was remembering twin polar bears born almost 20-years ago in my local zoo. Their mother abandoned them, but zoo staff successfully raised them.  It was quite an experience for the entire city - we all stood in line for hours to see them, books were written about them - they were famous!


Their names were Klondike and Snow and they lived most of their adult years in Orlando.  Klondike died just this fall and Snow died a year ago at the ages of 17 and 18.

These stamps aren't quite as cute as the real baby cubs - but pretty darn close!!  And these twin bears are wishing you a Merry & Bright Christmas!

Merry & Bright

This definitely works for the current Merry Monday challenge to use an animal on a Christmas card.



  • Stamps: Fresh Squeezed Stamps Arctic Friends, Hello December
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Blueberry Sky
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria, Versamark
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Heat & Stick Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Divine Twine Black Licorice, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (see here for details on this embossing folder)

16 comments:

Alanna said...

Such a cute card and I remember those polar bear babies. It was a big deal.

Kathy B said...

So cute! ♥

Stacey Schafer said...

how sweet!

Loll Thompson said...

So cute Kim. Love the polar bears and the glittery snow. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Shannon J said...

Awww, these little guys just made my heart melt (the stamped and the real ones!!!). Just so sweet!!!

Notes by Nina said...

Another fabulous card Kim, these twin polarbears are so sweet and I love the sentiments. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a wonderful tribute you gave the real twin bears by your adorable card, Kims!!

Happy Dance said...

So nice to hear about your Klondike and Snow. I live three blocks north of our little zoo, and wish we had polar bears. Your card is sweet. Great colors and glittery snow! Merry Christmas, Kim. Bev

Bonnie said...

Merry & Bright are adorable, Kim! Aren't polar bears special? Thanks for sharing with us again this week at Merry Monday!

Karren said...

Such a sweet story about the baby polar bears and an equally sweet card! Those bears (both real and stamped!) are too too cute and you've showcased them beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

snappy scrappy said...

Too darn cute! Merry Christmas!

Lesley Croghan said...

A darling card! I love polar bears! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Marybeth said...

Yes I would say they work! Adorable card and polar bears.

Kristie Goulet said...

Love this sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

LeAnne said...

Aw, these polar bears are adorable...as were your inspirational ones! Love the sentiments too! Thanks for sharing this with us this week!

Karen D said...

Oh!! I am feeling a little sad to know that Klondike and Snow are no longer with us. I watched a couple of documentaries about them.
How lovely that Merry and Bright are bought to life on your lovely card Kim. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday. A belated Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.