To celebrate World Kindness Day, we’re kicking off a November writing challenge! Our goal is to help you connect with the people in your community and bring a little bit of joy to their day. For this, we’re asking that you simply send note cards to five or more people this month.
Remind friends, family, and neighbors that you appreciate they are a part of your life. Or contact local businesses or staff to let them know they’re doing a great job! It’s amazing how infectious kindness can be when you take just a few minutes out of your day to show your gratitude. It’s also a great way to way to scrub out any lingering negativity that may be affecting your own mental health.
What Is World Kindness Day?
World Kindness Day is November 13th. This annual international holiday was formed in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement to help promote kindness throughout the world.
The purpose of this holiday isn’t just a reminder to be kind to one another and act with compassion in our daily lives. It’s also an opportunity to grow closer to our fellow man and community at large through understanding and thoughtfulness.
November Writing Challenge
For our November writing challenge, we want to inspire you to write and send out note cards to the people in your life who matter but may not always get the recognition they deserve. So, whether it’s your child’s teacher, a cashier at your favorite shop, or a neighbor who keeps an eye out when you’re out of town, now is the perfect time to show your gratitude and bring a smile to their face.
As the month of November is typically a time we express gratitude, we thought this would be the perfect occasion to kickstart a writing challenge. It not only ties in perfectly with World Kindness Day, but Thanksgiving as well.
To participate in this challenge, we want you to inspire you to send out five handwritten note cards this month. That’s just one note card per week. Of course, you can send more if you like! We find that once you get into the habit or writing and sending cards, it’s hard to stop. After all, the joy recipients get from receiving greeting cards is truly inspirational.
While writing personalized note cards may seem like a small gesture, it can have a huge impact on someone’s life. It’s also a wonderful break for the constant onslaught of daily junk mail and bills.
Now that you’ve been challenged with a writing goal for November, you may be wondering how to get started. Not to worry, we have you covered! Keep reading to find the tools you need for success, including:
What to Expect from This Note Card Writing Challenge
This note card writing challenging is all about spreading kindness! Not only will sending handwritten cards lift up those in your community, but it can also have a positive impact on your own mental health.
When you care kind to others, you can expect the following health benefits as a result:
When Is a Good Time to Write Cards?
Today is a great time to write cards! Whether you’re sending a thank you card or just reminding someone that you’re here for them, it’s never too late to pop a note in the mail.
However, it is best to not feel rushed when creating handwritten note cards. Therefore, we suggest you choose a time when you aren’t busy. Start by creating a list of people you’d like to mail greeting cards to and why. Once you have your list, set aside 5 minutes once a week to write a thoughtful note to at least one person on that list.
Who Should I Send Cards To?
Friends and family are obvious choices when deciding who to send out cards to. Nonetheless, there are so many other options to spread kindness. Following is a list of just a few of the many people you can send a custom greeting card:
Printable Address List
Most of us don’t have physical address books anymore. With contacts saved digitally, they often aren’t top-of-mind. Therefore, we created a printable address list to make participating in this writing challenge even easier.
Not only will this printable address list help you plan who you want to write note cards to, it will also make it easier when it comes time to address and send your cards. You can also mark the date you mailed the card, so you can remember to follow up.
Download our printable address list here.
Once you’ve printed the list, choose five people to connect with to start. Then add to the list as you have time to think about the people in your life, who you’re appreciative of, and those who would benefit from receiving a smile in their mailbox.
Where to Buy Custom Note Cards
If you don’t want to exhaust your time at the store shopping for greeting cards, then consider buying your note cards in bulk.
Magnets USA® sells a full line of premium personalized note cards to help you tackling any writing challenge you set for yourself. Featuring our luxurious, signature PLUSH™ finish, our colorful lineup of personalized note cards highlights more than 200 original designs perfect for every occasion.
Explore our collection of flat note cards, folded note cards, and house-shaped cards today. Then send cards and spread the love!