It's never too early to start thinking about how you'll celebrate World Kindness Day 2022! This year, why not ditch the store-bought cards and show your loved ones how much you care with a handmade creation? Keep reading for some inspiring ideas and our fave kindness-themed stamps and dies.
What Is World Kindness Day?
World Kindness Day is an international holiday that aims to promote kindness worldwide. This special day is celebrated on the 13th of November every year as part of the World Kindness Movement and is observed in many countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, and U.A.E. World Kindness Day gives us a chance to celebrate acts of kindness in many forms - no matter how small it is.
When Is World Kindness Day 2022?
November 13 is World Kindness Day. This annual event is the perfect day to be extra kind and show more compassion toward others.
Who Started World Kindness Day?
This day was introduced as part of the World Kindness Movement, which is a registered official NGO under Swiss Law. The inception of this organization dates back to a convention in Tokyo, Japan, back in 1997, where various associations from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Thailand were brought together by a common passion – their dedication to championing kindness in society.
What Is the Purpose of World Kindness Day?
The World Kindness Movement stated that the purpose of National World Kindness Day is “to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness, which binds us.”
How to Celebrate World Kindness Day?
National World Kindness Day celebrates acts of kindness worldwide. You can celebrate this by doing something as selfless as opening a door for someone or giving up your bus seat for the elderly. You can also do what you do best - get crafty! There are a ton of World Kindness Day crafts that you can do by yourself or with family and friends.
World Kindness Day Craft Ideas
What better way to spread some happiness and kindness than by sending out handmade cards to your friends and loved ones? Here are 7 of our favorite kindness-themed stamps and dies, plus some card ideas to get you started.
Nothing screams kindness more than handmade happy mail! With this special edition stamp set, you can easily add personalized touches to your happy mail. The Mail Delivery Stamp Set was created in collaboration with the eight other stamp companies that founded The Stamping Village at Creativation 2019. It features circular stamps, which would be perfect as an accent on a card or an envelope flap. The fun images include cute little animals (elephant, snail, sheep, bunnies, etc.), a fairy silhouette, small floral images, a message in a bottle, hearts, greenery, and more.
Virginia’s card featured not just one or two but three of the images in the Mail Delivery Stamp Set. She heat-embossed and watercolored each image and popped them up on her card front. Easy peasy!
If you’re looking for a stamp and die set for your World Kindness Day crafts, this is it! The heartwarming die set features two simple words, which you can pair with sentiment stamps that revolve around kindness, encouragement, or love. We have used a beautiful serif font to add a lovely elegance to any card or art project. Finally, the sentiment comes in two sizes, so you can add an outline for a special effect on your handmade cards and other paper crafting projects.
The stamp set includes a gorgeous outline of a bluebell floral branch and versatile sentiments. The large "be kind" sentiment pairs beautifully with the smaller text. You will surely reach for this set again and again when you or a loved one needs a kind reminder!
Jenny’s bold and shimmery handmade card features a gorgeous geometric embossed background and two words that will definitely make someone’s day.
Let others know that it doesn't hurt to do a little kindness for others with this unique stamp set. It features three confetti images, which can be stamped in various colors for a fun look! Create backgrounds, focal images, and more. For a more realistic look, stamp and layer using metallic embossing powders.
The kindness-themed sentiments in this stamp set are super versatile and can be used with different images and designs. Isha paired her sentiment with some lovely flowers, a shower of gold embossed confetti, and a soft blended background.
Looking for a quick pick-me-up, inspiring words to lift your day, or a reminder that you are awesome? This is the stamp set for you! This set features three gorgeous blooms drawn in a whimsical sketchy style. These are great for coloring but will also look beautiful stamped as-is. This set has an accompanying Simple Coloring Stencil which will make adding color to these images a fun and exciting experience! We have included six thoughtful quotes and a few encouraging sentiments that are perfect for sending a note to your loved ones.
Erum popped up the floral image from the stamp set on a beautifully debossed background and paired it with one of the heartwarming sentiments in the set.
In a world where you can be anything, 'bee' kind! This unique mini stamp & die set features a fun multi-layered bee and coordinating sentiments. We are sure you will have fun creating amazing handmade projects featuring this beautiful bee and the punny sentiments included. This stamp and die set is perfect for World Kindness Day crafts with the little ones in your family!
We absolutely adore how Dana drew lines to add some movement to her honeybees! The additional black and yellow borders and enamel dots tied up the overall design nicely.
In June 2020, Altenew, along with the 11 other companies in The Stamping Village, pledged to create this collaborative stamp set in support of racial justice. This inspiring stamp set features images that symbolize unity, friendship, and community, as well as many motivational quotes by well-known activists. With this stamp set, you can create a plethora of fun and unique World Kindness Day crafts!
Lilith simply stamped an image from the stamp set in black ink and added vibrant pops of colors using our Instant Rainbow Washi Tape! She also added coordinating colored dots above the washi tape using alcohol markers.
This stamp set is another must-have for quick and easy World Kindness Day cards and crafts! The set’s name says it all! The Acts of Kindness Stamp Set reflects the act of spreading kindness into the world with a collection of heartfelt sentiments. The set includes four large and four small sentiments, perfect for the outside and inside of your cards. Two scattered confetti stamps to decorate your project complete the set!
The shine and shimmer, beautiful colors, and yummy textures - we just love everything about Jenny’s card! Of course, the focal point is the heartfelt sentiment that will definitely put a smile on anyone’s face.
World Kindness Day Quotes
Here are a few of our favorite World Kindness Day quotes that you can use to spread the word about this special day.
- “It costs nothing to be kind.” - Anonymous
- “You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “Kindness rarely costs anything, but its worth is immeasurable.” - Debasish Mridha
- “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” - The 14th Dalai Lama
- “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” - Anne Herbert
- “Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.” - Abraham Lincoln
- “Always be a little kinder than necessary.” - James M. Barrie
- “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
- “It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.” - Aristotle
- “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” - Princess Diana
Celebrate National World Kindness Day with These Card Ideas
World Kindness Day 2022 is coming up fast! In honor of this special day, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite stamps and dies to help you create handmade cards with a kindness theme in this post. From flowers to confetti to adorable bees, these sets have something for everyone. And if you need a little inspiration on how to use them, we’ve got you covered with fun and easy card ideas too! So, what are you waiting for? Start creating beautiful cards and spread the message of kindness far and wide.
Looking for encouraging and motivational card messages to go with your greeting cards? Check out our Greeting Card Messages page.