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Thursday, September 10, 2015

CRAFT :: Simple Idea for a Random Act of Kindness

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Have you ever paid it forward? You know the idea of doing something really nice for someone else, usually in the form of paying for a stranger's meal or coffee at a drive-thru? It's called a Random Act of Kindness or 'RAK' for short, and I believe we all need to be experiencing more of this. Maybe you have benefited from someone doing this for you! Can you remember how that made you feel? . . . how would you like to pay it forward for someone else? The point is, when we do an unselfish gesture, it not only makes us feel good but it starts a 'pay it forward' mentality where more people get to feel good! Plus I am going to share a few tips on why it doesn't have to be hard and it can make all the difference for someone else.

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The reason I am sharing this as I have been wanting to do a RAK lately and just couldn't quite figure out what to do. Sometimes things hit you in an unlikely place . . . like on my latest visit to Sam's Club. I was there picking up a few items we needed and I look over at the Sam's Cafe and see a sign, then it dawned on me . . . do this. This dinner idea! My niece recently was released from the hospital following an accident & I would love to take this combo over to them so they can worry about one meal less. Sometimes people need help more, about a month afterwards so it would work out perfectly. So my idea is to offer this combo as a RAK meal to my deserving family. So we purchased one and took it home and had it for dinner!


 
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What? You are probably thinking WHY did YOU take one home? Well I had to test it first! (wink wink) and we needed dinner last night! Seriously though, it was so good and my daughter really wanted to take one home so we are going back tonight to pick up a Sam's Club Coke & Pizza Bundle for my niece and delivering it to her!

But before we do, I had to see just how I could make the packaging and presentation look fun for them but easy enough that we could assemble while in the car because we want to make sure it's still hot when we deliver! So I came up with a few easy ways to dress up the combo from Sam's Club that you too, could very easily duplicate . . .

1. Grab some washi tape, scissors and bakers twine plus your Sam's Club items to be decorated.


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2. Your cookies will come in this cute brown bag and to give it a little extra love, simply grab a couple pieces of washi tape and seal it up. Simple but cute. The best part . . .done!

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3. I will be taking some cups, straws, napkins and paper plates along with this combo so I think a simple drink flag could be made ahead of time to add a little pizazz to their drinks! Just wrap a piece of washi tape around the straw and trim, that's it!

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4. Next up this easy washi tape bunting that only requires a couple minutes of your time but will have a very festive impact! Simply cut a piece of bakers twine or ribbon and tear off pieces of washi tape (doesn't have to be measured, just wing it as it's more authentic that way), wrap the piece of tape around the twine & then I cut them on an angle & done. Instant cute bunting for the outside of your pizza box and cheesy breadstick box! The great thing about this, is you can make this right before you pick up the combo and take it with you to attach right before delivering to your special recipient!
  

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5. Last but not least, I took a marker and wrote a message on the tops of the boxes to complete the decorated Sam's Club Coke & Pizza Bundle!


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It is so quick & easy to stop at Sam's Club and pick this up that you have no excuse to NOT do it! The ease of having it all done for you makes it the perfect bundle! This is the dinner to LOVE as it's ready in minutes, you just order, pick it up and GO! The Sam's Club Coke & Pizza Bundle includes: (16in) pizza, cheesy breadsticks, cookies and a 2-liter of Coke for just $13.98 at the Sam's Club Cafe. I mean how great is that!?


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So how do you like the way it turned out? I love it and hopefully you will give it a try as well as it's super easy! Remember you can pick up this combo at your local Sam's Club and surprise someone with a RAK dinner! Unless . . . someone does it for YOU first! ;)

So are you going to give this a try? Think it's something easy enough to do? I would love to hear how you paid it forward and if you will be trying this meal. Let me know below . . .
 
     


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30 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the little garland you made! This is such a creative and thoughtful gift! I will have to remember this next time a friend needs a pick-me-up!

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    1. thank you - yes, please do as it really is so easy to do ahead of time but makes a huge difference to see some extra thought put into it. =)

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  2. This is such a good idea! The world needs more random acts of kindness!

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    1. I so agree which is why I needed to do one. I just now need to remember to try to do it more often! ;)

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  3. I did a small random act of kindness today and brought a friend some banana bread. She really loved it.

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    1. YAY! Good for you - that is so sweet! That is one of my faves! hmmm

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  4. Your garland is the perfect way to show a random act of kindness. It is always important to gift our community and show that we care.
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  5. What a great way to show a RAOK! The last time I did this was the other day when someone let me get in front of them in the drive thru. I decided to pay for his coffee to thank him. It's the little things in life!

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    1. that is awesome - yes even the little things can sometime matter the most! Good for you! =)

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  6. CUTE! We've done this before with our kids and it was such a nice experience!

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    1. it is - I agree. I think showing this to your kids will make them better adults!

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  7. What a lovely way to dress up a grab-and-go sort of RAK! I'm sure your neice was super-appreciative, too!

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    1. thanks so much & yes my niece was very surprised & loved it! =)

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  8. Ok the garland is adorable for sure. I love RAOK. It is great to see these.

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    1. ahhhh thanks & it was super easy to do ahead of time! ;)

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  9. RAK are the best and I LOVE this idea for one, how special and simple and affordable all in one! Hurrray! ~ Client

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    1. thanks so much! We had so much fun delivering this & she absolutely loved it! =)

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  10. Such a fun idea! I had someone in front of me at the Starbucks drive thru pay for my coffee and it totally made my day! Little RAOK are the best.

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    1. ahhh that IS awesome! Glad to hear that someone did that for you!

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  11. I love the simplicity of the decorations. I've purchased my share of Washi tape, but never put it to use. I have paid for someone's drink at a Dunkin Donuts once. Since I don't go often, I don't know what happened after the fact, but a friend did it and said that 30 cars ended up paying it forward.

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    1. well hopefully tris inspires you to bust out that washi tape & give this a try! ;)

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  12. This is a very cute and creative idea! I would love to see the face of surprised on the RAK receiver because I love me some Sam's Club pizza! It is always great to pay it forward. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. ahhhhh thank so much! Yes my niece was so surprised & of course loves pizza! And I agree with you, Sam's pizza is pretty darn tasty! ;)

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  13. I love the washi paper mini banner idea – it's so cute! Hope your niece makes a speedy recovery!

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    1. that is so sweet of you & yes, my niece is coming along fine, thanks for the well wishes for her!

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  14. Aww I love the packaging!! What a way to make it special! I'm sorry to hear about your niece, I hope she is recovering well.

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    1. thanks so much - she is doing better but still has some tests to do to check on things but she's a trooper & has a great attitude! =)

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  15. This is the cutest! Although now I'm wishing my husband would RAK me some pizza. ;)

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    1. OMG I just spit my drink out! That was hilarious . . .I wish my hubs would RAK me some pizza! Yay new verb to use right!? lol

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