Remember when the idea of 12 Days of Kindness literally woke me up one night?
Well, I’ve been tossing around ideas for carrying on the kindness since then. And I came up with something I am in love with!
Update: As everyone is posting about their projects I am adding links at the end of this post so you can all follow the journey.
So, here’s the deal.
We all handmade gifts to send to about 5 bloggers we admire.
See, we’re all in about our first 6 months of blogging and the inspiration and support we receive from the blog-o-sphere really is amazing.
Honestly, I lay awake at night thinking of how far and wide this can reach. (Dork!) But, that’s only if all of you jump on board. And it will all be in the name of kindness. (Unless you ask Kelly.)
The idea really sends shivers up my spine. (Double Dork!)
We all will, of course, be blogging about it along the way so I can just imagine a long chain of blog posts, linked up to the people we’ve received our gifts from and those we’ve given gifts to.
So anyone can follow the journey from the start.
And, you really can join anytime…
You can start your own chain of kindness, you can hand make a token of your appreciation for a few people you really admire and you can encourage others to Pass It On.
I just think is stuff is super fun. And easy peasy…like It’s a Cinch.
I actually have two variations of my gifts.
The 5 bloggers I wanted to let know that I appreciate them are:
… I used beautiful pictures of architectural landmarks here in Curacao. These pictures came from a calendar my dear friend Lizzie gave to me. Thanks Liz!
I am just Passing It On.
Then my MISSION: Possible gals had the fun idea that we should each send one of our gifts to each other.
I had used all of the calendar pictures that I really loved that were a horizontal orientation.
TIP!!! When faux-co-paging book pages on a frame, FIRST decide what you want to put in the frame so you don’t make them all horizontal not knowing you will want a few to be vertical.
So, I made my very own, unique to each lovely lady, monogrammed word art printable.
The frames are plain wood, store-bought with torn book pages faux-co-paged on. I thought incorporating the chapter numbers was fun, too. I sealed them all with a couple of coats of clear spray varnish.
Who doesn’t love a random number? Well, apparently Joel. Sigh.
So, are you ready to Pass It On? I sure hope so. Grab a button. Make a little somethin’ somethin’ and gift it to someone you appreciate … and ask them to Pass It On. Easy as pie.
Ohhhh, now I want pie.
… and if you want to see the letter about the project I am putting in my gift packages please email me …
Update: You can follow along the project journey … I will continue to add links as everyone posts about their projects.
I sent my gifts to A Sort of Fairytale, Attempts at Domestication, Crafted Niche, One Project Closer
Thistlewood Farm sent her gifts to Housepitality Designs, Coastal Colors, Heidi Milton, Buffalo Roam
Eclectically Vintage sent her gifts to At the Picket Fence, Finding Home, reFresh reStyle, The Rooster and the Hen
it all started with paint sent her gifts to Primitive & Proper, Top This Top That, The DIY Show Off
Fingers in the Dirt sent her own gifts.