NAME Day 2024


The 2024 NAME Day Project: 14 Years of NAME Day, Did You Miss Out?

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2024 NAME DAY General Information

NAME Day 2024:  14 Years of NAME Day General Information

You saw it!  The January/February 2024 Miniature Gazette announced this years project or should we say projects. 

This years NAME Days is titled:  14 Years of NAME Day, Did You Miss Out?  This title reflects the fact that all 14 years of the projects will be offered at once.  Members asked for the kits to be re-offered and 2024 is the year for it to happen.  So get them now while you can, before they go back into the NAME vault. 

Many questions have been received about how this years NAME Day will work and below is information that should answer most of them. 

General Information:  While all of the NAME Day are being re-offered, the timing of NAME Day will be the same as in the past fourteen years. 

January is when each years projects is announced, which was done in the January/February 2024 Gazette, this Gazette also made a call to individuals who are interested in cutting kits that are offered.   

You will also find in this May/June issue, the application to register your NAME Day event.  If you are hosting an event, make sure you fill out the application so your event can be listed in the Gazette and on the website. 

Ordering: As in previous years, the July/August Miniature Gazette will list the cutters that will offer kits and all of the information needed to order kits, including deadlines.  Most cutters will be able to laser cut all of the kits from all of the years.  As in years past, you will be able to select the cutter of your choice.  Kits will need to be ordered before August 15, 2024 with the anticipated delivery of the kits by mid September, just in time for NAME Day events. 

The July/August Gazette will also include a listing of the registered NAME Day events that members can attend. 

Kit Considerations:   So much has changed in the 14 years since NAME Day began.  For example, when this activity began, kits were saw cut, not laser cut.  So the NAME Day Committee is reviewing all the kits and making needed adjustments.  What they have learned so far: 

  • 1.    A few kits included trim.  Some trim wood is no longer available, in these cases, an alternative will be provided. 
  • 2.    Wood costs have increased, causing some kits, especially the earlier ones, to be offered at a cost higher then when they were originally offered. 

For members who cut their own kits, plans are found in each years July/August Miniature Gazette issue.  In this year’s issue, cutting references will be included and if applicable, updated instructions for completing aspects of the project. 

Misc. information:  A new NAME Day pin will not be offered this year.  However, there are a limited number of pins available from previous years.

And don’t forget, this year NAME Day is on Saturday, October 5, 2024.

If you have additional questions about this years NAME Day, contact Barbara Thornton-Hill at or Beth Grabau at


2024 NAME DAY Guidelines

The purpose of NAME Day is to unite and involve all NAME members by doing the same project, on the same day at different locations throughout the US and internationally.  Participation in an event may occur locally, statewide, regionally, or online.  Information will be in the NAME Miniature Gazette to encourage all NAME members participation. 

Dates:  As a way to kick off International Dollhouse and Miniatures Month, NAME Day will always be on the first Saturday of October.  This year it will be on Saturday, October 5, 2024.  Expanded events (or areas with conflicting dates) should occur as close to this dates as is reasonably possible. 

Project:  While projects are meant to be offered only one time, this all of the projects will be re-offered.  We are calling the 2024 NAME Day:  “14 Years of NAME Day, Did You Miss Out”.  Cutters are encouraged to develop variations.  

1. This event is for NAME members and NAME Clubs only.  Non-NAME members should be encouraged and invited to join NAME so that they can participate in this event.  All efforts should be made to include ALL NAME members in an area.  Events could be held locally, statewide, regionally, or online.  Clubs might get together with other clubs; small groups of individuals in remote areas could met in someone’s home.  Whatever the size of the event, the goal should be to welcome and invite all members.  Event sponsors are encouraged to work with their State Representatives and Regional Coordinators to connect with members in their area and support/assist in planning their event. 

2.  Local event committees will determine their theme, accessories, length of the events (one day, mini weekend, etc.) and costs.

3.  Insurance is available through the NAME office for events sponsored by a NAME Club and held in public locations in both the US and Canada.  The form is available online.  Insurance requests must be filed with the NAME office by August 1, 2024.  

4.  We encourage participation for NAME shop owners and members.  If a shop/shop owner is a NAME member, he/she may sponsor a NAME Day event BUT participation is limited to NAME members only. 

5.  Fees are to be set locally with all efforts made to keep costs low and reasonable.  Because NAME is a non-profit organization, any profit from your event must be used for educational or charitable purposes.  Please also remembers that we are a part of a national organization and it would be nice if you could find a way to make a financial donation to NAME and specify the NAME Day fund.  This fund is what supports the free kits event planners can receive and we are always running low on this fund.  You could add a few dollars onto your registration fee, plan some type of fundraiser  for NAME such as a selling tickets for donated “helper” prizes, or donate a portion of your event profit to NAME.  This is not a requirement, but any donation is always appreciated, and future availability of free sample kits is dependent on these funds. 

6.  Since these kits have been offered in the past, NO free kits are available.  However, event planners can order up to three kits early. This will be available to event planners who register for NAME Day.  These kits will not be mailed until June 1st from the cutter of your choice.

7.  To register your event, please contact:

Beth Grabau 
2024 NAME Day Event Coordinator

Here is the  limk to the Event Application form

8.  In order to have your event listed in the July/August NAME Miniature Gazette your event must be registered with Beth, by March 15, 2024.  Once your information is received, it will be listed on the NAME website in a timely manner. 

9.  Kit Cutters Needed:  If you are interested in being on the NAME list of cutters please contact:  Barbara Thornton-Hill,, 650-380-2028.  She will send you a form for the application and information to be listed. 

10.  10.    Kits Cutters, Regional Teams, and Event Planners may not sell the NAME Day kits as fundraisers after the event. This is special for the 2024 NAME Day.  Since this is a special event, we ask that the kits not be manufactured after October 31, 2024.  Kits that are left over may be sold to NAME members only.(Kits donated at a later time to regions or NAME such as in an estate donation or downsizing donation are exempt from this rule.)

11.  Event sponsors are asked to place their orders with the kit cutters of their choice as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for the production of kits.  To ensure delivery in time for your event, the cutoff date for ordering kits is August 15, 2024  Shipping dates for the continental United States will begin September2, 2024.  Shipping dates for Alaska, Hawaii, and internationally will be mutually determined between the event sponsor and kit cutter. 

12.  Following your event, please send photos and event highlights to: 

Beth Grabau 

Cynthia Erickson
Gazette Editor

so they may be shared online and in the NAME Miniature Gazette.

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