Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Prepare For World Doll Day

I want to remind every doll lover and collector about an important day coming up so everyone that loves dolls can participate.  World Doll Day, the second Saturday in June.  I know you say why remind us so early about an event in June.  Well time moves swiftly and I hope everyone that reads this will participate in some way.  I especially hope all the bloggers will feature World Doll Day on their blogs.  Give your participation some thought and it takes time to prepare.  If you are not familiar with World Doll Day, it is celebrated world wide. Let's spread the word. What are you going to do to celebrate the day?

Below is a copy of the original letter written by Mildred Seeley, the founder of World Doll Day.      

Letter From Mildred Seeley - World Doll Day

Mildred Seeley founded World Doll Day with a letter written in 1986.  Following is the letter:

The Letter

Since you have not heard of World Doll Day?  This is not surprising as of an hour ago, I hadn't conceived the idea.  Give a doll to a grown up, a child, or family friend.
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 know.  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
This letter may be copied and copied again and again until the world knows about World Doll Day.

1 comment:

  1. Hello from Spain, thank you very much for telling time with this celebration of June. Keep in touch