Saturday, July 28, 2007

Playing tag and spreading some joy?

Back in January, I started this thing with my customers called Bumper Cards. The idea was that people would sign up and basically RAK (random act of kindness) others by sending a handmade card to the next person on the list... just to get some fun mail. It's called Bumper Cards because originally each person was to bump down to the next person on the list. Well, we do it monthly and every month new people joined so I added them and just randomized(really, I do Jennifer!) the list and sent out a new one. Here we are about to be in August and it is still going strong and still called Bumper Cards!

So, now, I've been toying with this new idea... what if we all out here in cyberland play bumper cards???? Okay, so no, not exactly the way I described above but instead... what if we played tag (that seems to be such a game among bloggers) but instead of just tagging, we actually PAY IT FORWARD and try to brighten someone's day? Would that be one step in the right direction towards world peace? :)

You've all probably seen the Rockin' Blogger Award thing and that pretty much clinched the idea for me to start this. I thought well if that was such a hit and spread like wildfire all because a girl somewhere wanted to start something and see how far it went, I could try to do something but make it spread happiness and joy. Do you think I can do it? PLEASE help me...

Okay, the rules are simple:
1) Send ONE card to someone you know within 7 days! (family, friends, associates, cyber people, etc.) ANYONE!!! Doesn't matter who... just do it. Can you imagine the smile on their face when they open their mailbox and see a card from you?
2) Tag (yes, I know, but this is the only way to spread this) 5 people you know to do the same thing (Tag means tag them to send their own cards to their own people).
3) Proudly display this on your blog to spread a little sunshine and pass it on.

If you get tagged again (we can all hope, can't we), send another card! You don't even have to mail... put one on your husband's dashboard of his car, your coworkers desk, your neighbor's doorstep, and so on and so forth.

Sappy... why yes. WANNA JOIN ME? PLEASE? We can all use a little bit of happiness in the world, can't we?

Okay, so I'm going to start this and I'm going to do 17 people (started with 5, couldn't stop!) I admire and that are "big" names to get this thing off the ground... (I hope they don't laugh at me!).

1. Jenn Balcer (of course)
2. Beate
3. Julie Eberson (aka JulieHrr)
4. Debbie Olson
5. Nicole Heady
6. Cambria
7. Taylor VanBruggen
8. Sharon Harnist
9. Gina K
10. Jody Morrow
11. Emilymomto3boys
12. Valerie Stangle
13. Britta Ward
14. Trudee
15. Amy Westerman
16. Alison Fillo
17. Crazy Stamp Chick

Okay, ready? Set? Go!


Michelle said...

I was tagged by corie, and i have tagged 5 others. I think this is a great idea, geeta, and my first 5 RAKS are being mailed today!

Allison said...

Lookie how far this has gone. I am curious...did anyone else on your list do it (cause if it was just from the one tag...I am amazed!). See, us Canadian gals know our blogs!

Lois said...

I was tagged by Cheryl and I'm going to give it a go!

Daffie Online said...

I got tagged today too...and will start spreading the joy asap :-)

Great idea!

Corien said...

Hi, My name is Corien from The Netherlands and i am tagged today. I already put a card in the mailbox and tagged 5 other people. A great idea ;))