Thursday, June 11, 2015

Prize Shipped, World Doll Day, and a Lottie Doll Giveaway

  After fighting with the U.S. Post Office site for a couple of days and not being able to get a label printed for our Blogaversary prize winner's package I gave up and went to the post office today. So Miss L Spooky, your package has been shipped. The reason the Post Office site wouldn't let us print the label online was the address, but we couldn't figure out what was supposed to be wrong with it. The lady at the post office said there was supposed to be an 'Avenue' after the street address. ??? Anyway, I have a tracking number for it, so if you don't get it we'll get to the  bottom of it!
   I just found out last night that this Saturday is World Doll Day. This year is the 28th year for World Doll Day, which was the idea of Midred Seeley. Here's the original letter, from the website:

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.
  If you know someone who wants a doll and can't afford one or doesn't have access, it's a great time to get around to donating one. Also,it's a great excuse to suggest to someone who loves you that there's a certain doll you've had your eye on...
  I found out about World Doll Day when I happened across a post on the blog Confessions of a Doll Collector's Daughter. At the risk of creating more competition I also wanted to tell you that Ashley, at that site, is having a Doll Giveaway to celebrate World Doll Day. The prize is your choice of a currant Lottie doll or Lottie's friend Finn. 
Star Gazer Lottie

You can read the details of her giveaway HERE.

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