Last week my littles came to me asking if we could bake some cookies for the firefighters in our neighborhood firehouse. It's something the two of them had talked about together and they just couldn't wait to ask me about it. Of course we can make cookies for the firefighters!
It made my mama heart very happy that they were so excited and wanted to do something just to be nice and as a way of saying thanks for helping people. My little guy had a nasty cough though and was home from school so I thought it best to wait so we didn't share our germs.
Fast forward six days later and here I am sharing something wonderful from Jennifer McGuire of Jennifer McGuire Ink that just resonated with me. She has created a challenge called Share Handmade Kindness. It is simply creating something using your hands and sharing it with someone out of kindness in November. Isn't that brilliant?! I love this so much.
Go see her website here where she outlines how the challenges will work and how everyone can participate. Make sure to watch her short video too. It'll make you feel really good. And then do check out her first week's challenge here!
I am completely in for this. This world could use a little more kindness and I am super excited to share and participate. I hope this movement spreads like wildfire!
A few people that saw the bookmarks I made using the Kellie Stamps digital BOOK NERD set that I shared in my last post and on Instagram really liked them. Well of course when someone really likes something I made, I want to share it with them! So, I sent this little envelope of goodness here out across the country this week. The recipient knows it's coming so it's not a surprise to her but I'll be sending some more out to others who have no idea it's coming.
And you can bet we'll be making and delivering cookies this weekend too, because handmade kindness can be anything we make with our own hands, even chocolate chip cookies :)
Oh, and isn't that Project Life card I included there adorable?! I love it. It's from the High Five edition by Becky Higgins, designed by Lili Niclass. I find it to be such a happy kit with lots of encouraging sentiments. I have it digitally so I can print off a 3x4 card whenever I want and add a little note to the back of it. I thought this one was just perfect.
On Monday, Jennifer will post another challenge and I can't wait to see what she has planned! I really hope you'll consider sharing some handmade kindness yourself, just to make someone smile. I'd love to hear about it if you do or if you've been the recipient of handmade kindness, leave me a comment. As always, thank you so much for being here and reading.
Wishing you a fabulous weekend!