Friday, June 10, 2016

Happy World Doll Day! Give A Doll To A Child in Need

  Happy World Doll Day! 

That's tomorrow. It's all about giving a doll, so you still have time to donate a doll to a deserving charity, give a doll to a child who needs one, or gift that special someone a doll they've been longing for.
  World Doll Day was the idea of Midred Seeley, and this is the 29th year. 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."
Tammy World heard it was 'World' doll day, so she thought it was meant for her...
  So pass the word. Buy a doll for someone.
Dolls on the left are D.W. (from "Arthur") in back, Rosie from Calliou, Lemon Meringue,  a Strawberry Shortcake friend,and Baby Gonzo, from Muppet Babies. Dolls on the right are Sarah from Calliou,and Jo Jo from Jo Jo's Circus,(In back.),  Casia, a Mooshka doll, and Lalaoopsey Ace Fender Bender. On Tammy's lap and shoulder are dolls I made. And of course, Tammy is really 'Fern' from the When I Read I Dream series of dolls from 2001.
  I said my next post would be a review, but then this happened...Soon, I promise!


  1. Happy World Doll Day to you too! It just so happens that today is also my birthday and what could be more fitting than my husband buying me a new doll aswell! A Rosemarie Müller Wichtel, so I'm a very happy bunny!
    I love your photos of Tammy with all her dolls, she looks just like a real little girl celebrating this great day!

    1. I had never heard of the dolls you mentioned, so I looked them up. So cute! Lucky you, and Happy Birthday!

  2. Hi Tam,
    Don't know if you remember me from way back (Belgium)... but I just found out about your blog and would like to get in touch with you through email. The '' doesn't work as it's returned to me: it says 'blacklisted at'.

    1. Of course I remember you! I've tried to find you too! I'm on Facebook under my full name. Send me a message. In the meantime I'll try to find you. If you can't find me, send me another message here with your email address. I won't publish it, but I can email you.

  3. niezły lalkozbiór!

    bardzo lubię tę rudaskę
    i szczerze Jej zazdroszczę!


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