Details: Receive a monthly box full of projects that promote the concept of being nice to others. One dollar from every purchase goes to charity.
My July Be Nice Box showed up in the mail this week. Let's take a peek. (I'm a poet and I don't even know it.)
A personal note...
A road map for "being nice" in July. The theme this month is "in my neighborhood," so all the suggested tasks involve doing little things for one's neighbors and community.
A package full of goodies, plus a bag of seed coins that, when placed in the ground, grow into plants!
On to the goodies...
1. Plantable seed gift cards from bloomin.com. These are meant to be left behind for strangers, either in a book, on a bus, etc. Each card is made from a piece of paper embedded with seeds so, as with the seed coins, when planted, it'll grow into something pretty. These cards are super-cute, and will be fun to give away.
2. Confetti popper with Equal Exchange fair-trade chocolate. This is meant to be used during a "mini party," to shower your guests with confetti and a sweet treat. It took all my willpower not to pop it open when I saw it because I really wanted to know what was inside!
3. "You are beautiful" stickers. I had never seen these types of stickers before, but apparently they're a whole "thing"---just check out the hash tag #yabsticker on Twitter. Be Nice Box recommends that subscribers place them around their towns. I'm not sure where I'll put them, but I should probably save one for my bathroom mirror as a happy little reminder on those mornings when I just want to crawl back into bed.
4. Postcard from Nina Chakrabarti. This card is meant to be colored and sent to a friend. I love the artwork, and I especially love the artist's website...so many amazing illustrations!
5. Paper from Thistle Farms and pencil from Sparkle and Posy. These items are meant to be gifts for the do-gooder...in other words, for me! The paper was made by survivors of human trafficking and prostitution who now live at Thistle Farms, a community in Nashville that is receiving part of the proceeds from this month's Be Nice Box. The pencil is from the company Sparkle & Posy, and is so unique! I'm not sure how I'll sharpen it, but it's a fun little piece.
I loved this month's Be Nice Box! Sometimes the craziness of everyday life makes me forget about performing those little gestures that, while small, can make someone's day just a tad better. The Be Nice Box offers so many unique ideas for...well...being nice, and I love that there's a subscription service like this out there!
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