While it feels great to receive an unexpected compliment or gift, the best feeling in the world is doing something kind for someone else. That warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you know you’ve made someone’s day – is there anything better than that?
With Valentine’s Day hearts and images of love everywhere you turn, it seems that now is the perfect time to make someone, anyone feel special and loved. That’s why we’re so excited to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, which runs through February 17th. Participants are encouraged to try something new every day, whether it be smiling at a stranger or buying something for a person behind you at the checkout line. These small actions can make a big difference in a person’s life. In addition to the actual act of kindness, participants are encouraged to share their stories on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Also be sure to follow the hashtag #RAKWeek on Twitter for tips and inspiration from across the web.
Want to get involved but not sure how to get started? Michaels wants you to “Craft It Forward” during Random Acts of Kindness Week and they’re hosting an awesome giveaway to encourage crafters to do something special for someone else. On February 17th, Michaels will give away $100,000 worth of gift cards in their stores nationwide. If you can’t make it out, you can still share your crafty ideas on their Random Acts of Kindness pinboard. Be sure to use the hashtag #RAOKDIY when posting your projects on Pinterest or sharing on Twitter. Get crafty, show kindness and most importantly, pass it on!
Need Some Creative Inspiration? Here Are a Few Crafts To Show You Care:
- Best Friends Banner Project
- Rose Heart Bracelet
- Fold Up Memory Book
- Neon Greeting Cards
- Friendship Jar
- Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box