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Thursday, 2 June 2016

World Doll Day 2016!!!

Nearly forgot about this lovely new tradition...
11th June 2016
*Better get making lol*

So, you have not heard of World Doll Day?  This is not surprising as of an hour ago, I hadn't conceived the idea. To make it happen. I need cooperation of every doll collector, every magazine editor, doll newsletter, doll shop, library, doll maker, mother, grand­mother, father, grandfather, and all the stray aunts and uncles. The first World Doll Day is the Second Saturday of June 1986. Give a doll to a grownup, child in the family or just a friend.  If you don't have a child to give a doll to - find one. There are many children with no dolls.
Think of it this way and ship a doll to another country.  I have always felt that the common doll could be an instrument of world understanding. From the first time I started writing books on doll making, I had the hope that dolls would help make friends all over the world and develop a little love among all.
World Doll Day will also be a day for doll exhibits. It is my hope that all libraries will have a special doll exhibit. Museums will publicize their doll exhibits and have special doll exhibits at this time.  Magazines will put out special editions.  Doll stores will put on campaigns weeks ahead.  Doll Makers will make special dolls for World Doll Day.  There will be doll competitions with World Doll Day awards, plaques and trophies.
The logo is made from artist Boots Tyner's doll representing a child. The child carries a German bisque doll to represent this doll collectors gift.  Feel free to copy the logo or have one made.
Everyone can enjoy the fun as there are no fees, no permission needed, no obligations, nobody owns the day, no club, no company.  It's a free- for- all, take up the day, its ideas and fly with it.  Lets do it now.  World Doll Day.

If you think World Doll Day is a good idea, then appoint yourself a committee of one to do something about it--only then can it become a reality.  Would you tell five people,  ask them to tell five people, and each of them tell five people and so on.  World Doll Day's birthday is June 14, 1986.
Mil and Vernon Seeley
P.S. This letter may be copied and copied again and again until the world knows about World Doll Day.

Last year it caught me unawares too lol, but I managed to get  a doll made who went to live with Magaly.

This year I will try to make the doll in advance, and we'll have another lucky dip from the comments section. Or would you prefer I do the draw first and make a doll specifically for the winner? 
Let me know what you think.

Remember...a Doll is a hug you can help yourself too.

Enjoy :D XXX



  1. I just told my devilish dancer that he is on the screen again. It made him very happy.:-D

  2. Always happy to please :D

  3. Great post Gina and love the doll day idea, I've never made one but you've got me thinking lol. Have a great weekend xxx

  4. Awww, this is brilliant! For me if I won, I would love a surprise from you Gina! I love surprises!
    World Doll Day! Love this! Maybe I can give a doll to someone around where I live.

  5. Oooooooooooh I like this idea. I would like to win a faery doll but of course it is your decision!