Posted on November 21, 2013 by Cynthia Gunsinger
It’s the third year for The Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar, and without a doubt, we know that a small act of kindness can have a big impact.
In 2011, the idea for the Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar was hatched just hours before the first day of December. Noomii.com staff were so inspired to be part of the kindness movement that they volunteered to work through the night to make it a reality for the Holiday season, and more than 800 acts of kindness ensued.
A simple concept and action: each day until December 25, we open a new door on the advent calendar and instruct subscribers to perform a simple act of kindness, such as, ‘phone a friend’ or ‘thank the mailman’. Last year we created wish trees, spread heart-warmed compliments, created rings of reciprocity and more to the tune of more than 3,000 acts of kindness in 24 days. Wowee!
This year, our goal is to achieve 10,000 acts of kindness!
With your help, we can make this December the kindest ever. Here’s how you can get involved.
How to Become a Kindness Ambassador:
1. Subscribe to the Acts of Kindness Calendar
Subscribe and get 25 daily acts of kindness delivered to your inbox starting December 1st. (We promise we won’t send you any spam, advertisements, or naughty pictures of penguins.)
2. Instigate a Kindness Community
Let your people know what you are doing and invite them to participate. Think of it: the more people in your world participating, the kinder your immediate world will be! Tweet, facebook and share away using the hashtag #kindnessadvent and connect to a community hive of activity!
3. Issue a Kindness Challenge.
Feel like your workplace, school or group could use a kindness boost? Challenge your co-workers, students, and peers to participate in the calendar and see how you can kind-ify your environment!
4. Tell Your Story.
Have a story about an act of kindness? Tell us about it, take some pictures write a blog post, or make a video about it. Each week in December, we will share and spread your favourite kindness stories a little bit further. Use hashtags like #kindnessadvent and #kindnessambassadors so we can find your kindness stories, snapshots, videos and posts.
5. Put a Badge on your Blog.
Put any of the following awesome looking badges on your blog or website. You have two options for doing so. Right-click on the images below to save them to your computer. Or, copy and paste the snippet of code we provide you wherever you want the image to appear on your website (in a blog post, in the right hand column of your blog, wherever the creativity takes you).
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Thank you for supporting the Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar and believing that it’s better to give than to receive. We are a community of who believe in the power of kindness, sharing our stories and spreading the kind-word and together, we will get to over 10,000 Acts of Kindness this year!