Card Bombers Anonymous
I have been sitting on an idea.
It's nothing too earth shattering, but sometimes the most simple things are the most amazing and life changing. I hope with all my heart that this is one of those ideas.
I want to make a difference in people's lives. I think there are people out there like me that love to give but often don't know how, or don't have enough money, or can't because of family commitments etc etc. There are all sorts of reasons or excuses - whatever you want to call them - why it can be too hard.
So, lets say you're like me
- You like to do good things.
- You're kind.
- You're generous.
- You're always there for your friends and family.
- You want to help build a school in Ethiopia but you subscribe to the "charity starts at home" ethos and put your friends and family first.
- you feel overwhelmed with all the charitable options and don't know where to start
- You don't have much time to spare
- You don't have much money to spare
So what's the big idea…..
Card Bombers Anonymous
It's a club. At the start of every month, the captain of Card Bombers Anonymous (CBA) emails it's members (aka kindness ninjas) the name and postal address of the lucky card bombing recipient. All the members of the club then send anonymously a card, letter, picture, quote, kind word or postcard to the nominated card bomb recipient. This is done in the hope that the recipient is inundated with love and kindness for a whole month by complete strangers. It could be 5 cards. It could be 20. I hope it could be hundreds.
You can join the club and be a kindness ninja or you can nominate someone that needs some lovin.
Where it all began for me…..
It started a few years ago, cough cough, when I was in my early 20s. One of my favourite uncles was unwell with brain cancer. The whole family was suffering and it was generally shit times. Not much you can do for people when stuff like that is going on. Cancer can be quick and awful and it can be long, drawn out and awful… unfortunately it was the latter in this case. I decided to send cards every so often - just to let them all know I was thinking of them. Useless on the surface level, but came from a loving place nonetheless. It turns out, sometimes those cards in the mail made all the difference. It was a simple gesture and one that apparently will always be appreciated and never forgotten. A simple card can actually make a difference.
More recently, there was a story regarding a dad, Sheldon Gakowski in northern Queensland who was more than likely going to have his last birthday this August.The gorgeous family decided to celebrate Sheldon's birthday for the entire month of August. It was put out there that all they wanted was for anyone and everyone to send him a birthday card. So simple. So very easy to do. I popped a card in the post and wished him a cracking day, and by all reports it was well celebrated.
I love cards. I love any excuse to buy a card. I love snail mail giving and receiving. I love letters. I love positive quotes. I love random acts of kinds. I like giving. I like making people feel happy. I like simple gestures.
And so Card Bombers Anonymous was born. I like picturing someone receiving a love bomb… being blown away by love and kindness. I like the idea that its for people who need it. Please join up and tell your friends and family about it too. This is for young and old. This is a feel good story. This is something positive and easy.
Nominations are now open !
Scroll down and check out some of the not so serious surveys, forms and checklists I've made… I hope you have a giggle.
Love love love
PS keep an eye open for an instagram account, hashtags and a FB group. Email me if you have any questions or ideas!
Let's see if you have what we are looking for - we do not let just anyone into this club. Specifically looking for good, kind people.