Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~Mother Teresa
Our library has more than 500 messages in several different categories for you to easily choose from. These messages alone will be enough to send a smile to the recipient each day or anytime they need a smile, but if you want to be a little more creative, here are some ideas to use with our available blank papers/envelopes:
USES FOR ENTIRE JAR OF KINDNOTES
- Use as a memory jar with notes beginning with Remember when...
- Use as a wish jar with notes beginning with Wishing you...
- Create coupons and favors (i.e. Good for one dinner and movie night, Good for a girls night out)
- Personalize with inspirational things the recipient should do that day (i.e. take a walk in the garden, visit the spa, do an act of kindness)
- Personalize with reasons why you love or admire the recipient (i.e I love you because... or I love it when... or I like that...)
- Personalize with tips and ideas for new brides/grooms or new moms/dads; even sales tips, health & wellness tips and facts, etc
- Use as a gift to stay connected in long distance relationships (boyfriend - girlfriend, husband - wife, especially for military families, grandparents - grandchildren, mother - daughter, etc.
- Use as a group gift for each person to write a note; great for bosses, birthdays and going away events
- Use as a pick-me-up for employees instead of a candy jar, or even better, mix with both KindNotes and candy
- Use each note as a piece of the puzzle for a treasure hunt
- Use at special events where guests would write a wish instead of signing a guestbook
- Use to facilitate discussions with a topic or question in each envelope (at a wedding/baby shower, a fun family gathering or even in a classroom setting)
- Use as a family project for your children to write kind notes to their grandparents or uncles and aunts
- Use as a daily reminder to challenge yourself to do something out of the ordinary or to do an act of kindness
- Use as a gift for your guests to enjoy; leave the jar open with a few envelopes scattered in the guest room table
- Practice RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) and make others smile by placing them randomly at coffee tables or restaurants for the next person to pick up (the decorative envelope will make the recipient curious to see what's inside)
- Place KindNotes inside children's lunch boxes or backpacks for a great boost in self-esteem
- Pass one to a stranger behind you in line at the grocery store or to someone you think might be having a tough day
- Place a sweet message on the pillow or even in a shoe of a loved one
- Use as a classroom project or with your children to encourage kindness. Teach them the power of a written letter/note in this world full of technology and and the impact words have on others
Whether it'd be for a loved one, friend, co-worker or even a stranger, spread kindness and bring back the lost art of letter writing!