Friday, March 11, 2011

pay it forward

many of us were touched by the movie/novel 'pay it forward', a story of a young boy who did good deeds for folks and in return asked them to pass good deeds onto others. this sparked a mass movement of millions spreading love and goodwill throughout the world.

in the blogworld, it has caught on as a homemade gift-giving cycle. after all, who doesn't feel all warm and fuzzy receiving a handmade gift in the mail?

so here's how it works - the first five people to comment will receive a handmade gift from me, kelli, sometime in the near future. 

in return, you will do the same - write a post explaining 'pay it forward', then send a homemade gift to the first five visitors who comment. take your time.... they don't all need to be sent right away. the gift need not be anything extravagant - just something made by you to brighten someone's day.

this is a sweet way to create something from the heart and spread a little love and joy. i learned of this at judy's blog, once we were faeries. judy creates exquisite, magical sculptures which i simply adore. we hope you will join us!

for those who haven't met their inner crafter yet, here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing. or send a hand-written note with a doodle... anything created by you!=)

"It's not the gift that matters, but the spirit of paying it forward."

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  1. It's like you read my mind! First of all, I LOVE strawberry shortcake and blueberry muffin. I was always blueberry muffin when I played as a kid.

    I was thinking my next giveaway would be homemade and I had an idea of what already, but I'd love to do it this way. Thanks for the idea. You are a sweet person!

  2. I like the notion of practicing random acts of kindness. Hope you have an outstanding weekend!

  3. Gorgeous heart-warming ideal from a beautiful blogger!

  4. I love homemade gift and real mails! I have couple of friends from other countries so i send them packages quite often. I think it's fun to give someone something different (especially when its handmade) and it's always surprising and sweet to receive something too :)

  5. great! i will let you know when i need your addresses.=)

  6. Sweet! But you already sent me something really pretty and handmade. :)

  7. Sounds really fun and very nice idea!!
    Peace and Raw Health,

  8. Thanks for the chicky! It's very cute and looks great on my refrigerator!


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