Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.
~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

During the holiday season, it is common for us to become centered on spending money and time with the people we know and love. We’re going to ask you to switch that up, and to put some time into brightening a strangers day. Because not everyone has that family member or friend to go to during the holiday season.

Gifts for Strangers, is a world-wide cause to spread kindness and goodwill around the world, just through simple acts. We ask people to make or buy cheap gifts, specifically items which you think would make someone smile. It could be something you create, like visual art, a poem, or a song you write. Or a something you owned or purchased for relatively cheap, like a yo-yo, teddy bear, or a good book. Just remember, be creative, and make it personal!

Wrap each present individually! Along with each gift, we ask you to write a personal card. Write a heart-felt message. Something honest and open. And make sure to include “From one stranger to another, Happy Holidays”.

One should never underestimate the power of kindness. It can create a smile or a laugh from thin air. It can change a person’s opinion or even their view on  life. Like a flame, kindness can spread from one person to another. Changing the world, as if by storm. And like magic, it always manages to make its way back to you.

Continue here, to join Gifts for Strangers in your city.

Or if you need more explaining, read our F.A.Q!


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