1983 is the year when the Care Bears first appeared on American Greetings Cards. The Care Bears were established in September of 1983. There were 10 original Care Bears on the cards.

Original Care Bears

The ten original Care Bears that appeared on the cards were:

  • Bedtime Bear
  • Birthday Bear
  • Cheer Bear
  • Friend Bear
  • Funshine Bear
  • Good Luck Bear
  • Grumpy Bear
  • Love-a-Lot Bear
  • Tenderheart Bear
  • Wish Bear
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