Grammy & Papa

Grammy & Papa

October 30, 2015 Dear Sydney, When you were our little granddaughter, you had a “kitty” for security rather than the typical security blanket.  You could not be separated from your “kitty”.  There were occasions you were separated or lost your dear friend and were extremely unhappy and were unable to nap or sleep without “kitty”. […]

Creating Companions

Creating Companions

One of the best things about heading up the design department at Mary Meyer is I have the opportunity to work with very talented artists.  Over the years, these artists have contributed much to the success of our family business.  Some have moved on to further their careers as product designers, teachers (of art), and […]

Making Poop “Green”

Making Poop

Did you know methane gas can be used to create electricity?  Methane, a by-product of cow manure, is the fuel behind Green Mountain Power’s Cow Power. Much like any other animal on this planet, cows poop. In fact, they poop a lot. GMP Cow Power creates incentives for farmers to take that cow manure and […]

Have You Hugged A Planet Today?

Have You Hugged A Planet Today?

My wife and I just spent a couple days in New York City with our ten year old daughter. She is crazy about outer space, so a visit to the Haden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History was a must. If you go, be sure to attend the Dark Universe movie. It’s shown every […]

Mary Meyer, Lulujo Enter U.S. Distribution Agreement

Mary Meyer, Lulujo Enter U.S. Distribution Agreement

Mary Meyer is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Lulujo. GDA Staff – Gifts & Dec, January 22, 2015 TOWNSHEND, VT – Mary Meyer, one of the nation’s oldest stuffed toy manufacturers, has been awarded the exclusive rights to distribute Lulujo baby products in the United States, according to the company. Launched in 2009, Lulujo, a Canadian company, has become known […]

What is Mary Meyer’s Most Popular Stuffed Animal?

What is Mary Meyer's Most Popular Stuffed Animal?

Just like zookeepers, we’re often asked, “What’s your most popular animal?”  But unlike the zoo, where the question is answered with images of the popular beasts on ads, maps, and brochures, our most popular stuffed animal is found deep in a line of super soft toys, called Marshmallow Zoo.  Care to guess? “Is it a […]

Walter Meyer Featured in Southern Vermont Adventures Magazine

Walter Meyer Featured in Southern Vermont Adventures Magazine

Memorable Mr. Meyer! [profile] Originally seen in Southern Vermont Adventures By Don Sawyer Yours truly has always found particular joy sharing human-interest narratives about real and memorable Vermonters – folks of compelling personality and achievement, people who have enriched our culture and our lives. We’ve enjoyed the cantankerous but lovable West Townshend “Old Goats” with […]

Teddy Bear Teas + Mary Meyer

Teddy Bear Teas + Mary Meyer

I’ll never forget the morning I dropped off my son at his first day of preschool.   As I attempted to sneak out the door, I took one last look over my shoulder (knowing I shouldn’t) and witnessed a face that said it all. “Daddy don’t leave. Who are these people? Why aren’t you staying? […]

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If You Build It – They Will Come

If You Build It – They Will Come

“If You Build It – They Will Come” is a well known saying.  I built and sold them and now I wondering what happened to them. I’m talking about stuffed toys. I was a stuffed toy designer from the late 1950s to the early 1980s – about 25+ years. The Lazy Hound was one of […]

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Are There Any Giant White Shaggy Dogs Out There?

Are There Any Giant White Shaggy Dogs Out There?

Looking for Special stuffed toy is like looking for a friend. you haven’t seen in years  – I know exactly what he looks like, but it’s been years since I have seen one. I spent the first 25+ years of my working life as a stuffed toy designer for Mary Meyer – our family stuffed toy business here in […]

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