Sharing Handmade Kindness challenge

Sharing Handmade Kindness challenge

Hello friends! So glad you've joined us today. It's been such a wonderful week around the SCT offices. This week we released our brand new 2016 Creative Planner for preorder to an incredible response! Thank you! As it's always a sold out issue, we hope you'll order it here before it's gone! We also opened registration for Crop & Create Moncton this week. So exciting to see so many of our friends joining us again from the past 4 years but also to see so many new friends joining us too! 

This week we also received a sweet box from friend and contributing writer Jennifer McGuire with a beautiful challenge…share handmade kindness.


 "I think every one of us can agree that we love to create — cards, scrapbook pages, treats, and more. Making things by hand makes us happy. And when we share these creations with others, we also share that happiness. There’s nothing better! It’s a simple act of kindness that can brighten someone’s day and leave a lasting impression… and our world needs more kindness.

So, wouldn’t it be fun to encourage each other to turn the joy of creating into the kindness of giving? I hope you will join me here during the month of November for a Share Handmade Kindness Challenge.” Each week throughout the month, we’ll challenge each other to share an act of handmade kindness with someone. Any act of kindness made with the hands from the heart counts! We’ll support each other in sharing these acts of handmade kindness with friends and family, children facing challenges, those who work in our communities (nurses, teachers, etc.), and complete strangers who may need a smile.

Oh, and by the way, throughout the month, I will be encouraging everyone to consider supporting The Kind Campaign, an awesome organization that is working to end bullying. I will be making donations, too!

To participate, stop by {HERE} any time during the month of November. I will offer simple challenges and make it easy to be involved. You are welcome to spread the word with the hashtag#sharehandmadekindness. I hope you’ll join me in turning our joy of creating into the kindness of giving!" ~  Jennifer McGuire

Here at SCT we love to spread kindness every where we go so this challenge speaks to our very core value. And we love that Jennifer has spent a great deal of time to put this beautiful challenge together to lift others. She's pretty incredible herself. So we are ALL IN and hope you'll join us too. Today I wrote a card to our family's nurse practitioner. She is always there when we need her and deserves a little "thanks!"  Who on your list do you think could use a lift? There's never been a better time than now to do it.

Each week we'll be following Jennifer's challenge and challenge all our SCT readers to join us too. Please feel free to send us a picture of your handmade item that we can share in an upcoming blog post!  Just put "handmade challenge" in your reference line and send it to me at 

The world could use a little more kindness so let's make it happen!

~  Catherine

Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today



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  1. LC November 5, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    This is such a wonderful challenge! Thanks SCT for spreading the word and in turn increasing the kindness that will be shared. Thanks also to Jennifer McGuire for inspiring us all!

  2. Gisele November 5, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Great idea ?

  3. Kelly A. Crowl November 5, 2015 at 5:49 pm


  4. TracyM #6773 November 5, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    This is a wonderful event to be part of, so glad that SCT is joining in to #sharehandmadekindness 🙂

  5. Jean Marmo November 5, 2015 at 8:15 pm


  6. barbara macaskill November 6, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I have been participating in Jennifer’s challenge since day one!! I am not doing anything that I don’t do every week other than I am now making and giving something each day and posting it.
    Being housebound I know how much a piece of happy mail can brighten my day or sometimes even my week!
    Have a happy day and hope you get some happy mail!

  7. Greta H November 6, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I’m following Jennifer’s blog & participating in the challenge. Last year I did Random Acts of Kindness & this is basically the same idea. Hoping to get her new HA stamps soon. I’ll send you an e-mail with the photo of the biscotti I’m giving to hubby’s daughter when we get together this weekend. Sure hope the stop bullying campaign has positive results–such a sad part of our society!

  8. Joan November 10, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Awesome idea and challenge! Good for you SCT!

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