We’ve had this idea brewing where we wanted to do something really positive with the business that would help others in some way. This month we have decided to introduce a regular monthly challenge which you all can participate in for the chance of a prize but also to do some good out there.
After reading about the Truth Card exchange put together by the Brave Girls Club we have been inspired to set up this inspiration card challenge that will result in helping others in a similar way. A simple card or tag with a quote which might just brighten someones day or potentially make a huge difference to someone who is doing it tough.
So here’s the deal – Decorate a small piece of card (example ATC size 2.5in x 3.5in – or similar) or even a tag including a positive uplifting message. Photograph the item and email the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org with “April Challenge” in the subject line or post it on our Lulu Art & Friends facebook page (a page we’ve set up where we can share interesting things we come across and you can all share photos of your art and mingle with each other).
After you’ve photographed the card we want you to give this card away — yes, give it away! – You can either give it directly to someone you know who needs a pick-me-up, you can leave it somewhere for a stranger to find, or alternatively you can send it to me (Lulu Art, PO Box 1769, Noosa Heads, Qld 4567) and I will pass it on to a dear friend (one of our design team mebers, Monika) who puts together cosmetic bags for women who have had to flee to shelters after domestic violence. Imagine how much of a difference it could make to one of these women to see a beautiful positive message.
Each month we will showcase some of the entries and choose a winner which will be published on our blog and the facebook page. Below is an example of one of these inspirational cards (or in this case a tag) made by one of our design team, Karen Knight. Thanks Karen for sharing this pic with us.
I’d love for you to join us in this challenge and help make a difference out there. Our monthly winner will receive a store voucher to the value of $25.
Entries close on Friday 25th April and the winner will be announced on Monday 28th April.
Even if you don’t want to enter the challenge I would encourage you to do something like this to make a difference in someone else’s life. We often have no idea what people around us are facing and receiving a gift like this could really brighten someones day. You never know what a simple gesture like that could mean to another person.
Can’t wait to see what you create!