2017 Calendar of Events ~
Saturday, June 10th,
2017 ~ 11:30 AM
Green Valley (Tucson), AZ
Tucson Doll Guild
Green Valley East Social
7 S Abrego Dr, Green
Valley, AZ 85614
History of WORLD DOLL DAY
The First World Doll Day
was established on June 14th, 1986 with a
letter by Mildred Seeley. It was created to
spread the universal message of happiness
The day is not owned by any company, club or
person and no fees, permission or
obligations are required.
celebrated the day by giving a
doll to someone--a child or adult,
but freedom of expression and
celebration are left up to the
individual. In the past, the day
has been observed with exhibits,
sales, seminars, doll shows and
other doll related activities. Why
not plan a special celebration in
The logo was
created by artist Boots Tyner and
represents a child with a German
bisque doll--her gift. The logo
was designed for free use to
promote this special day and may
Join in this
wonderful celebration and time of
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
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.
Doll Day LINKS ~
Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter
Other Events & Activities are listed at
Wikipedia - Mildred Seeley
Doll Crafter Article May 2002
Doll College - Beautiful Dolls
Angels Unawares ~ Link may or may not
work on all browsers