Saturday, December 17, 2011

In The Spirit of Kindness: Cards

Of-the moment giving, in a small way.

Now I am not talking about Christmas cards in the greeting sort of way. (which I have been terrible at getting out on time) No, I am speaking of gift cards—and not just for gift giving to those on your list to buy for. During this special time of year, it might be a nice idea to purchase a few extra gift cards, in small amounts if you wish, just in case; In case you see someone shivering on the side of the road as you walk back to your warm car from shopping... in case you see someone who is not having such a great day and is on the verge of tears... in case you have absentmindedly forgotten someone, who might appreciate the thought.





It could be a gift card to your favorite local coffee shop or something very easy to find and readily available, like Starbucks. Just so that they might enjoy a warm drink and maybe something delicious to eat. It says, ""I care" in a simple way... give it with a smile and warm cheer of the season!

I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend! Are you nearly ready for Christmas?

Images: In Wear

17 comments:

  1. Such a kind thought, Sarah. We don't realize just how fortunate we are until we see someone suffering.
    Thank you for sharing. You are an angel, Sarah.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  2. Oh Sarah - I think you must truly be the kindest person in the world.

    Andrea x

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  3. Gorgeous photos, Sarah! I am NOT ready for Christmas this year in a traditional sense. In the midst of a divorce so everything is some what out of sorts. I am way behind w/ purchasing gifts but in my current situation I have come to realize that it's really not about the gifts and more about the blessings of loved ones. I hope you are enjoying the season!! xo

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  4. You know, Sarah, I always buy a few gift cards just in case. I like to have them there and hand them out when the opportunity arises. I myself appreciate so much these tokens of kindness and I know there are others who do too. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! :)
    Ada

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  5. Such a lovely post Sarah, beautiful images too.

    I'm really enjoying this series of posts X

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  6. Sarah this is a beautiful idea. I will definitely adopt it!
    Thankfully, here in my home town in Sweden there are no homeless people in the streets. In my old home town of Sydney however there were plenty and my son and I took upon us to buy breakfast to our 'local homeless man'. We'd bring him a large coffee and vary the food from day to day - egg & bacon sandwich one day, croissants the next etc. It was as lovely for him as it was for us!

    But gift cards.. this takes it to a new level and I love the idea. Thank you!

    Big hugs from a terribly snowy Sweden.. (yaaay!) :)

    x Charlotta

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  7. that is truly such a great idea .. I always pack up with lovely various cards as I collect them and always need them in such cases! ;)

    Happy Holidays sweets! Can't believe it's that time of year again.. all went so fast! gosh! x

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  8. I am no where ready for Christmas, Sarah...not even an ounce!

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  9. Such a thoughtful post!! beautiful images. This year I have no xmas tree, instead a bit of decoration and a lot of flowers!!

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  10. Such a great idea, Sarah!Hope you are well and enjoying the festive season!x

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  11. You are such a beautiful spirit.

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  12. These have been the most wonderful suggestions. I think this is something we could do all year round. How often do we see someone who looks like they could use a hug? We can't go around hugging strangers (some people find it offensive), but a gift card would be a great way to give a non-physical hug.

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  13. Such lovely and thoughtful ideas, Sarah. And the gifts you suggested are so easy to have on hand. Hope your season is very very Merry!

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com
    This Week: "Have Yourself A Sparkly Little Christmas" with two new free Paris-inspired printable gift tags ;)

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  14. Sarah - I know I've already commented, but I heard this story and immediately thought of you - a woman in Omaha went to her local department store and paid dozens of lay-buys for people she didn't know, all in the spirit of her late husband. So utterly lovely.

    Andrea x

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  15. Sarah, this is such a beautiful series! I've featured it today at stylesson. Thank you so much for putting together such loving gestures with magical images - it is a true celebration of the season.

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  16. So beautiful this post; it brings a tear to my eye. Thank You. May Peace and Love be with you. OH--and I have a card for you, too.

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  17. Andrea: this is a beautiful story, thank you so much for thinking of me—acts of kindness like this are truly wonderful and warm the heart :)
    x

    Marcy: I really appreciate the feature—I was so surprised—thank you. x

    Bruce: Thank you so much—I admit that I teared up a bit writing the post as well. I wish you a very special and Merry Christmas :) You have a card for me? Thank you!

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