Online, Monthly Teddy Bear Magazine

A message from our publisher, Valerie Rogers


Greetings and welcome to Bears&Buds®!

Throughout my nearly 40 years of involvement with the teddy bear and doll house miniatures worlds, I have seen the winds of change bring many innovations to our midst.

One of the most powerful transitions I have witnessed, is the rapid rise in the power of the internet and its impact towards transforming our lives and our buying habits.

Today, the stakes are high for all of us. 

We can no longer “coast” on status quo but need to constantly seek new ideas, mediums, markets and marketing methods to deliver the kind of bright originality that keeps collectors enthusiastic and actively involved. 

In tune with technological associated

collector trends, I am thrilled to introduce these fresh products:


  • Bears&Buds Bi-Monthly Webzine®
  • Bears&Buds Global Buyers Guide Directory®
  • The Annual URSA Awards Competition
  • Online teddy bear shows by our parent company, Bright Star Promotions.

One of our biggest goals is to challenge everyone to rethink assumptions and take clear, measurable actions that will ensure the long-term prosperity of our wonderful world of bears and buds. 

This includes collectors, whom we urge to support all the teddy bear selling avenues, artists, live shows and online shows. 

Without your participation,

we will lose valued artists

and other resources you

have come to depend upon

for many years. 

We ask you to thoroughly

examine Bears&Buds

web site, which we believe

to represent a “one-stop

source” for ALL your many

informational and supply needs!

We invite you to join the original online teddy bear magazine, meet the talented and award winning artists, read interesting articles about live bears and search out worldwide source directory. All of this is available at a touch of your keyboard; anytime day or night. 

Enter the new wave of teddy bear collecting and surf Bears&Buds to your heart’s content!


Valerie Rogers

Publisher and Executive Editor



3428 Hillvale Road

Louisville, KY 40241-2756

Phone: (502) 423-STAR DBA Bright Star Promotions, Inc.

Bearsandbuds estabished in January 2005, first online issue March 15, 2005

Bright Star Promotions, Inc. Corporate Registration State of Kentucky 1981

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