I have a new holiday tradition to introduce to you, courtesy of Jenn Scholes from Inkberry Creative and Jennifer Melda. I love this idea — and it comes complete with free printables! Jennifer dreamed up the concept of CAREoling and Jenn designed the printables. The jist is that instead of surprising friends, family or strangers with Christmas Carols, you surprise them with an act of kindness and one of these printable CAREoling Cards. Nifty, right?
“An example would be to give warm treats and a CAREoling Card with an appreciative little note to the person who collects your trash on a cold, winter day. How amazing would the holidays be if everyone was surprising each other with kind words and fun surprises? This is a great way to introduce our children to the goodness of GIVING too!”
Click any of the links below to download your FREE Christmas or Holiday CAREoling card, so that you can share this with others! There are three versions to choose from: Christmas Swirls (using Christmas wording and a classic red swirl design), Festive Polka Dots (using Christmas wording and a fun polka dot design great for kids!) and Blue Holiday Swirl (using holiday wording in lovely blue & silver design). Print them out and include them with each surprise!
To read more about Christmas CAREoling, visit Jennifer’s blog: http://www.christmascareoling.blogspot.com/ for a TON of ideas to get you started. You also can visit Christmas CAREoling on Facebook to share your ideas, stories, photos and more!
You can turn this into a project for the 12 Days of Christmas, Advent, or just one sweet act of kindness this holiday season!
Don’t know Inkberry Creative? They are a full service, custom stationery design company with a special love for fabulous photo cards and party invitations that feature a bold, colorful and whimsical style like no other. Inkberry Creative, Inc. is the parent company of InkberryCards.com, where you can find a wide variety of photo cards, birth announcements, holiday cards, party invitations, photo thank you notes, stationery and more. All of their designs are completely customizable and available in any color scheme you need, with any wording.
Thanks to Jenn and Jennifer for letting me share this with you! If you try this idea with your family, I’d love to hear about it.