Bringing your family, friends and neighbours together is so important during these difficult times. There’s no doubt that there are many people who could use a helping hand right now, and by spreading positivity through these simple printable acts of kindness cards, you can support those around you and make them feel less alone.
Doing kind things, even small ones, can lift the spirits of people who are struggling and, it can make you feel good, too. By giving your neighbour a ‘just because’ gift, offering to mow your elderly neighbour’s lawn, or just by saying a friendly hello, you can make your neighbourhood a more inclusive place and reap the health benefits. Random acts of kindness are known to stimulate the feel-good chemicals in our brain, lower blood pressure, reduce pain and boost happiness.
Random Acts of Kindness Cards Printable
Here’s how to use acts of kindness cards to build a sense of community in your neighbourhood.
Bake a Batch of Cookies
Freshly baked cookies are delicious! If you have a favourite recipe you love to bake, triple the batch to share with your neighbours. Not only will the smell waft through your house, but it will also make your neighbour’s day. Here’s an easy recipe for Healthy Coconut Cookies. Delicious!
Write a Note
Leave a kind note for one of your neighbours. This can be a simple message thanking them for being a great neighbour or a letter of encouragement if they’re having a tough time. Put it on their front doorstep or in their letterbox for a lovely surprise.
Gift a Candle
It’s time to get crafty! Making your own candles is super easy, here’s how:
- Melt soy candle wax for 10–15 minutes.
- Add your favourite essential oil to the melted wax.
- Glue a wick to the bottom of your candle container and let it dry.
- Remove the melted wax from the stove and let it cool somewhat before pouring it into your heat-safe container.
- Let the wax sit in the container for about four hours until the outside is firm.
- Cut the wick, so it’s half an inch from the top of the candle.
Once your candle is ready, put it in a gift bag and tie it off with a gift tag! This will surely brighten your neighbour’s day and have their home smelling lovely.
Download all five kindness printables
Treat the pets
For the neighbours with pets, surprise them with some yummy treats! Here’s a homemade recipe to make it extra special.
- ⅔ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- Two eggs
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
Blend the ingredients into a dough, roll the dough out on a hard surface and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Place onto a baking tray and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 20–25 minutes! Add the treats to a bag, tie it off with a tag and make your neighbour’s pets day.
Gift a Plant or Flowers
Gifting an indoor plant is the gift that keeps on giving, plants have so many wonderful properties. Freshly cut flowers from your garden are also sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Add a fun plant tag for a memorable gift
To make a significant impact when using the random acts of kindness cards, consider printing out some printable mantras for your neighbour and yourself.
To download the free printable acts of kindness cards pictured above, click the download button below.