January 18th is Winnie the Pooh Day! Celebrated on the birthday of author A. A. Milne, it’s this day is one that fans of the classic novel just can’t bear to miss!
For those who don’t know, Winnie the Pooh first appeared on the printed page in 1926, together with friends Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore. All of them were based on toys owned by the author’s son, who also featured in the famous stories as Christopher Robin. The character later starred in a series of much-loved Disney films.
While many mark the occasion is with events such as teddy bears’ picnics, featuring plenty of honey on the menu, one extra-special way to mark the day is to visit Pooh Corner in Hartfield, East Sussex, England where the books were written. There, you can pick up a map to follow in the characters’ footsteps, and even play a game of Poohsticks on the original bridge.
In honor of today's special day, we're celebrating some of the special moments shared with Winnie the Pooh & his amazing quotes that inspired us throughout the years!
“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
“If you live to be a 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
“Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.”
“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams we can be together all the time.”