Joanne from My Little Cottage in the Making posted about this blogging exchange and I thought it sounded pretty nifty!The idea is based on the book Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde, which most of us know as the movie, starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment.
The exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and pay it forward.
This is how it works...
I am going to agree to send something fun, cute, & nice to the first 3 blog owners who post a comment on this entry. In turn, those three will post this information and pick 3 people they want to send something to and so on. Unfortunately, due to postage costs, I can only pay it forward within the United States. If you are interested in participating, be one of the first 3 blog owners to leave a comment!
The little something you send can be something you made, bought, were given or found. Just a gift that will make the person smile. There are no cost restraints, but don't go crazy!
If you'd like to join in, be one of the first 3 people to leave me a comment. You have to promise that you will then post about this on your blog, link to me, and then send something to the first three people who sign up to play along through your blog.
I hope people like this idea. It's a small way to bring a smile to someone's face!
In another effort to Pay it Forward, I thought I'd mention a few giveaways that are ending this week.
The big one this week is the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival! A huge number of participants have already signed up to give things away on Friday, August 1.
Inis @ a Lovely Thing is sponsoring a Christmas in July giveaway with several participants. Drawings will be on Friday, August 1.
Funky Fairy Inspirations is giving away free products to their store for a full year! Drawing will be Friday, August 1.
Dena @ SunEGrl Loves to Shop is giving away a great bracelet, $50.00 Target gift card, and 500 entrecard points. Drawing on Friday, August 1.
Jayne @ Bunny Chic Boutique is giving away a $100.00 to Fairy Tale Jewels. Drawing on Monday, August 4.
The Handmade Showcase is a brand new blog meant to introduce you to artists and handcrafters working in a wide variety of media. There are a huge number of giveaways listed on this site!
The Giveaway Corral is also new and features listings of both handmade & corporate giveaways.