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Share Handmade Kindness Challenge: Week 4

Hello! Week 4 of the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge is all about strangers. Those we don’t know well or at all… but who could likely use a smile…

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So Week 4 (November 23-29) will focus on sharing any kind of handmade kindness with strangers. Leave a note on someone’s windshield. Pay for the person behind you in a drive-through and give them a card. Send a card to a favorite blogger. (Yes, that isn’t exactly a stranger, but you likely haven’t met!) Drop off a kind note to the mail lady who was nice to you last time you were there. Anyone! Notes or simple cards are best for this challenge.

CARD SHOWER

As I mentioned last week, I am also hosting a Card Shower for two kids battling cancer. We are still collecting cards for them – and since we don’t know these folks well – any cards you send count for this week’s challenge too! It is easy. You can find all of the details HERE. Just an option for you.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Participating is easy. Simply make something and give it. It can be a card, sweet treat, handwritten note – anything made by the hand, from the heart counts. Easy!

And since kindness is contagious, I also encourage you to share whatever you create/give on your blogs, social media, etc… and even here on my blog. Let’s inspire each other! Here are three options:

  1.  Post a photo of whatever you create on social media with the hashtag #sharehandmadekindness.
  2.  Link a project you created to this post using the link-up tool below. (At the end of the post – click “Add a Link.”)
  3.  Leave a comment on this post telling what you created. (This is great if you don’t do social media or have a blog. Easy peasy!)

You are welcome to do none of these, one of these, two of these, or all three! But for each you do, you will be eligible for a great prize…

PRIZES

To celebrate this week’s challenge, I have THREE great prizes to give away.

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This week’s prizes include:

  1.   A $100 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp
  2.   A $25 Gift Certificate to Lawn Fawn
  3.   A $25 Gift Certificate to Pink & Main
  4.   A $60 Gift Certificate to Organize More
  5.   A $25 Gift Certificate Honey Bee Stamps

These five incredible companies were very awesome to offer these prizes. Please consider checking out their products. These are some of the kindest people in the industry!

I will give one prize to someone who I see participating on social media with the hashtag #sharehandmadekindness. I will give a prize to TWO folks who link their project below. And another prize will be for TWO people who leaves a comment on this post letting me know of their participation. All will be randomly picked on 11/30/15. (International folks are eligible, too!)

If for some reason you can’t participate, no worries. I will still have other random giveaways throughout the week!

LINK UP YOUR PROJECT

As I mentioned, you are welcome to link here to share your project to inspire others. This is optional! It is easy – you can watch THIS video if you need some help.



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165 thoughts on “Share Handmade Kindness Challenge: Week 4”

  1. My 8-year-daughter was inspired by this challenge. She has left happy notes on car windshields and dressing rooms in the past, so this was right up her alley. She made 6 small Happy Thanksgiving cards, and we delivered them to random doors at a nearby assisted living home. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I hope your week got better despite your unexpected emergency. I know our week was rough too with a stomach bug- which means a sick toddler and a sick husband… plus sick me! So we didn’t get a lot of chances to help with the campaign challenge this week, but I made a card earlier in the challenge that I haven’t used yet. While I haven’t been able to buy the stamps, I tried a stab at writing “Throw Kindness around like Confetti” and I’ll leave that with a neighbor. I don’t know most of my neighbors… I’m rather shy about them. But hopefully a card will spur a conversation!

  3. I am taking care packages filled with chocolates, nuts and fruit along with a handmade thank you card to the blood lab where they tested my hubby when we were trying to determine if he was a match and healthy enough to donate a kidney to my brother. Some of these staffers intentionally did not follow the strict billing and timing procedures in order to help us get this done in a timely manner, and we are so grateful. The transplant surgeries were a couple of weeks ago and we are fingers crossed my brother accepts my hubby’s kidney–so far so good. xoxo, Kristina

  4. I made a handmade card for the holidays with a special note inside, and handed it to an older senior gentleman and wished him Merry Christmas. He opened it before he crossed over to the grocery store parking lot. I also handmade and lined 63 special Christmas cards for the Activities dept. to hand out to 2 floors of residents at my mom’s nursing home (plus 1 for my mom). She is way up north and I barely get to see her, & I am unable to be there as much as I would like, so they are all strangers to me.

  5. Another fabulous week, love this challenge it worked perfectly with something we were doing 🙂 I printed out the kids cards from Kristina and added them inside clear pockets to books we donated for a book drive to help rural or low income communities schools. I also made a card and small board book for the daughter of a friend of a frind of mine – whom I have never met- that recently gave birth to a baby boy., I forgot to take a picture 😕 I am also working on making felt trow pillows that I will be passing along to our new neighbors as well as Small Xmas wreaths that I will take to the local YMCA and will pass them to families that would want them.
    Thank you for a fabulous month of inspiration and giveaways!
    Have a wonderful day!

  6. I made a card and am going to send it to someone I met online through scrapbooking. She has built a great community and makes everyone feel like they are her friends, not just customers. I want to thank her for all I have learned from her.

  7. I made cards for the Caring hearts drive and I dont know the recipients. I hope they just like it. I am linking one card.

  8. My 6 year old daughter and I have started making cards for our local children’s hospital. There are 85 beds at this hospital so we definately have our work cut out for us however we are so happy to be sending them smiles soon. Our goal is to have them completed by the beginning of 2016. Jennifer this is such a great challenge and I am honored to participate.

  9. I don’t own a smart phone or a tablet, etc.. and I’m not on social media except pinterest so this comment is all I’ve got! 🙂 We just had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and we are very blessed so I sending homemade thank you cards to all the farmers at our local farmer’s market from whom we bought our pasture raised turkey and all the other delicious food. They work so hard for little appreciation and we are very grateful for the healthy food they provide for us all during the year. Thanks for your reminder of the importance of kindness! Sonya

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