A Kindness Kids Giveaway!

Kindness Kids Giveaway

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Congratulations to Lisa for winning!  Please email your shipping details to Sylvia{at}OrthodoxMom{dot}com asap!  Thank you all for entering and stay tuned for some more great giveaways after the holidays! <3

I’m thrilled that so many of you love The Kindness Kids as much as I do!  Many of you have already gone out and brought home your own and I am really loving all the photos and posts about the fun things you’ve been doing with them in your homes!

If you couldn’t find them at Target (most stores sold out), you can order similar ones here.  They are slightly more expensive, Target’s were 2 for $5.00 and these are 2 for $9.99, but if you really want them they’re here and here while supplies last.  But hurry, I don’t think they’ll be there for long!

Lisa of Daylight Rising posted about her Kindness Kids here and Jennifer over at Illumination Learning picked some up too and blogged about them here. There are photos floating around Facebook and Instagram, too!  The best part about this whole concept is that so many people feel the same way and are now joining forces by coming up with fun new ideas and sharing them.  Kindness Kids are popping up all over the place and they are all doing wonderful acts of kindness and pointing to Christ through their “good works”!  :)  What a blessing! 

So, I am super excited that I have an extra set of these adorable little people to give away to one of you!  They come packaged in their own little gingerbread house and will include a copy of the story telling about how they left the city of Goodwill to spread Christmas kindness throughout the world!

 

All you have to do to enter is:

1.  Leave a comment telling me what you like most about The Kindness Kids.  That’s it!

{BE SURE TO LEAVE A VALID EMAIL SO I CAN CONTACT YOU.  People have forfeited prizes in the past by not leaving contact info!}
For extra entries (one extra entry each one you do):

1.  Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or your blog and LEAVE A LINK.

2.  ‘Like’  Adventures of an Orthodox Mom on Facebook.

Winner will be announced this Saturday morning!

Even though we are only a couple weeks away from Christmas, you can still use your Kindness Kids for the 12 days of Christmas  (Dec 26-Jan 6), so there’s plenty of time left!

Good luck and keep tagging me on Twitter and Instagram @OrthodoxMom and hashtagging #omkindnesskids!  I hope everyone is having a blessed Nativity season thus far!

Comments

  1. NW Juliana says:

    I had heard of Elf on the Shelf before, beyond knowing it to be a Christmas-time toy. So after I read about what they’re all about — and the alternative of Kindness Kids — I thought, that’s cool! Thanks for all the information you’ve provided. I like these better because they’re sweet and classy and KIND. :)

  2. I was reluctant to have an elf on the shelf at our house because of the focus it put upon Santa during the holiday season. I LOVE the idea of kindness kids who instead put the focus on caring for others and the true meaning of Christmas.

  3. I like Adventures of an Orthodox Mom on Facebook

  4. Christina K. says:

    The Kindness Kids is a fun way to get your child(ren) in the spirit of giving during the Christmas season! I love how it takes the emphasis off the material aspect of the worldly view of Christmas and emphasizes the Christian aspect of the season, which is what Christ calls us to do- to be caring and giving without expecting anything in return. My son is only 2 but cannot wait to start this tradition with him now.

  5. Thanks for the blog shout out and thanks again for this idea!

  6. I so enjoy the idea of getting kids excited about giving rather than mischief. And I do love that little suitcase too :)

  7. I like that the Kindness Kids focus on doing kind things for other people and I like that Santa is in no way affiliated with them! I love your blog and I “like” you on FB too. :)

  8. Rebecca.delp says:

    Love that the focus is on others. Thank

    Rebecca

    Rjdrn69@gmail.com

  9. I seem to be having trouble posting this, but I’ll try again.

    I love the Kindness Kids because they offer a wonderful way for us, as a family, to keep our eyes on Christ by caring for those created in His image.

  10. I like the idea of Kindness Kids bc kids learn so well through role-play and dolls. Plus, they are very cute little things :)

  11. Sharon Clark says:

    The kindness kids express everything I try to instill in my children about the meaning of Christmas and how are hearts must be always looking towards helping others, in this way giving Christ a birthday present.

    Sharonclarkb@aol.com

    LIKED on facebook as well as shared this awesome opportunity! Thank you!
    Off to tweet!

    Sharon

  12. Ohhh, this is such a great idea! I think my oldest daughter would love to help me do this with the Littles! What I like best about the Kindness Kids is that it turns the acts outward and doesn’t encourage navel gazing and consumption. Instead, it’s all about what we can do for others and that is really what I want to teach my children.

  13. Stephanie M says:

    I LOVE the idea of including kindness and good deeds into such a fun holiday tradition. A parent suggested I get an Elf on the Shelf for my classroom, and I think this would be so much more meaningful!

  14. What a fantastic idea! Thank you!

  15. Kim Hancock says:

    I like the Kindness Kids because they are so sweet and innocent. And instead of doing random acts of kindness just to feel good about oneself, they are done to show the love that is Jesus! Big difference.

  16. Children learn what they live, and this is a great way for families to teach young people the gift of themselves. To be a bigger part of community by learning to be selfless. Great Idea!

  17. My hubby and I were just discussing this (The Elf vs. The Kindness Kids) yesterday.Keeping my fingers crossed!

  18. I really love this idea and I hope to get a set of my own kindness kids to try in our family. I think it’s such a great way to get the kids thinking about others rather than themselves. Thanks for sharing this lovely idea.

  19. I love the idea because it helps teach kids about others during the holiday season!

  20. I was so excited when I saw your Facebook post. These Kindness elves are the perfect way to participate in and learn about the Christmas spirit. The kids can show and do acts of kindness joyfully along with the elves. I would love to have a set for my Lucy and Angus; they would truly love these!

  21. Seems like the kindness kids would be something even my older kiddos could get into!
    What a great concept.

  22. Debra Laudone says:

    I really like the idea of focusing on kindness to others. In most homes it it the parent who buys the other “elf” (I don’t think that the kids are initiating it.) and then pose him doing naughty things, things they would discipline their child for doing. I don’t get that!

  23. love the idea of the kindness kids and the list of suggestions you posted..keep up the great work..we also have the elf but dont use him the kids like to snuggle with it

  24. I love that they help focus more on being kind to one another. Really reinforces what we try to teach our daughters daily.

    magpied.piper (at)gmail(dot)com

  25. I love that the Kindness Kids keep the focus on others, not on “me”. Thanks for the great idea!

  26. I liked you on Facebook. Also, my email address didn’t come out right in the above comment. It is sbcglobal.net. Thanks.

  27. Potoula Stavropoulos says:

    I never liked the idea of The Elf on the Shelf for several reasons. First, I couldn’t stomach the $30 price tag that was attached to this little elf and secondly, it has contributed further to the commercialization of Christmas. The Kindness Kids keeps Christ in Christmas and I am all for it!!

  28. Always looking for ways to interject the life of kindness and sharing with my kids and thesewould be great to serve the purpose.

  29. I love that the kindness kids teach compassion for others, not just thinking about what we might want at Christmas time.

  30. I like on FB.

  31. The Elf on the Shelf is creepy, watching all the time to make sure you tow the line. The Kindness Kids are less juridical. They help you focus on what positive things that you are doing for others, instead of fearing what bad you are doing.

  32. Sylvia!!

    THIS IS A WONDERFUL IDEA!! I love ANYTHING during the Nativity Fast that helps us to keep our EYES on our Sweetest Jesus whose holy, humble birth we are preparing to celebrate! We are headed to Target to see if we can find some THIS MORNING!! BLessings to you on this day as we celebrate St. Herman of Alaska and Santa Lucia! May they intercede for you, your precious family, and this holy ministry! Much love in Christ, georgia ;)

  33. What a lovely and darling way to add love and sharing to Christmas. It’s a great way to get rid of the GIMMIES!! Thanks for posting all the adventures!!

  34. This is such a wonderful idea. I love that it keeps the focus where it belongs…on kindness and generosity. I also love that it can be a way to challenge ourselves to do a little something each day!

  35. I love that this focuses on being Christlike rather than on being “naughty”

  36. I honestly love everything about these adorable little dolls. I think this was an amazing idea and my family would really love to be a part of it. I love that this gets kids into doing nice things for others in a fun and creative way! The little dolls are great and to make it even more amazing is the suitcase, gingerbread house and story behind it all! My children would love this! It would be a true blessing to win this! Someone will be blessed for sure! Thanks for the opportunity! I have also liked the orthodox mom facebook page.
    shillbills@gmail.com

  37. Crystal Shepherd says:

    I love that the kindness kids are spreading Christmas cheer. That they teach children about the power of giving something other than material possessions.

  38. The Kindness Lids help to teach children (and adults) how to live a Christ-centered life through everyday actions by teaching the commandment: To love one another (John 13: 34-35)

  39. I like that the KK’s are a nice compromise maintaining the fun of EotS while preserving the spirit of the Nativity!

  40. I would love to have these for my family! I think that its an AWESOME alternative to the Elf on a Shelf. The elf does sneaky pranks, whereas the Kindness Kids help to teach and reinforce Biblical principles of kindness with humility and giving without receiving and loving even the “unlovable” in our children. Remaining strong in Biblical principles and concepts while still making growing up fun can be tough at times and I believe this is a great tool to make it enjoyable and fun! I look forward to implementing it next year with my younger children, and encouraging the older ones to help with ideas as well as helping the younger ones fulfill those ideas! The Kindness Kids will help to put Christ back in Christmas by helping many focus on something other than getting for themselves or their family and think of “the least of these”. Thank You for a great idea! God Bless!

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