Acts of kindness #11: Kindness postcards

Being kind by sending postcards of happiness to strangers:

In a world full of emails and texts and social media, I still love how powerfully uplifting receiving a hand-written card, postcard or letter can be.

So as soon as I came across Postcard Happiness, I knew I had to get involved.

Creator Tatjana Buisson explains how her postcard happinensss project is about “sending kindness & encouragement where it’s needed most.”

It’s about “encouraging the world to focus their positive energy onto a small rectangular piece of postcard and sending it to people who could physically and emotionally benefit from a little encouragement or acknowledgement in the form of kind, written words from strangers and friends.”

What a wonderfully, brilliant idea.

Anyone can nominate or be nominated and their stories are posted online. Be it a friend or loved one who is going through a rough time, or has done something inspiring, or simply needs a little cheering up.

It’s really for anyone who could benefit from a little postal kindness.

Currently nominated to receive postcards are a nine-year-old boy waiting for a life-saving heart transplant, a South African woman who set up a nonprofit organisation to support patients with rare diseases, and a care home resident whose day is brightened whenever he receives a postcard.

All you have to do is write a few words of kindness – be it support, encouragement, acknowledgement, or even to share your own story – and pop it in the post.

How easy is that!

So I decided to get my craft on and make a few postcards to send out:

Kindness postcards

They’re now making their way around the world, soon to bring a little sunshine into someone’s day.


2 thoughts on “Acts of kindness #11: Kindness postcards”

  1. What a lovely idea this is! Can I send you one, dear Helen? Send me an email with your mailing address if you would be open to receiving happier mail from me…xoxo Sunshine

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