This is a game of giving for people who want to "play" a part in making the world a better place - one card a time.
This is a game of giving for people who want to "play" a part in making the world a better place - one card a time. Read more
Check out the video above!
Cards4Humanity is a revolutionary game of simple, everyday kindness and human connection that changes lives - and the world – with every card played. Cards are printed with encouraging, kind, (and oftentimes quirky) phrases meant to make others smile and spark a little love in this world. Decks contain 21 cards and players have ONE objective: To GIVE them all away.
The Cards4Humanity have unique codes on the back that can be tracked online and mobile devices as they're passed or "played" from person to person. Because life is more fun when we connect, each Cards4Humanity also has a question posted on its tracking page inviting anyone who comes in contact with the card to join a meaningful conversation about topics that speak to all humanity.
What gives you hope? and What do you find beautiful about this world? We want to know!
We all live on the same planet and despite our differences, we're all part of the same team. Cards4Humanity is a game that helps us connect and spread a little joy in the world - one card and one conversation at a time.
So if you want to help make the world a better place and you're ready to "play" your part, please help us make this game a reality. We've got the cards, but we need YOU to play them out into the world.
Here's how it works....
When it comes to kindness, everyone's a winner.
Each time you give a Cards4Humanity, you're making others smile and brightening their day. Everybody needs a little kindness, and the cards are little seeds planted in the world that grow from person to person. Think of all the smiles each Cards4Humanity can create!
Studies show that GIVING makes us happy and is good for our health! Being kind and giving to others lowers our blood pressure, can help with social anxiety and has even been proven to stop the effects of aging. The results are in: Giving is GOOD for you and Cards4Humanity is here to help you do just that.
* Learn more about kindness and giving studies on www.Cards4Humanity.com
Studies have shown it takes a minimum of 21 days to create a new habit. That's why we've given you 21 Cards4Humanity to give away in 21 days. When you do, you're creating a new habit of kindness and happiness in your life.
When a movement of people start giving away Cards4Humanity and creating habits of kindness and giving in their life... THE WHOLE WORLD WINS!
Each Cards4Humanity deck contains 21 cards and comes with a cloth carrying case so you can GRAB and GIVE the cards whenever the moment for kindness strikes!
If your pledge level includes the digital or downloadable decks, we'll send you a link when the campaign ends so you can start spreading kindness while we're busy getting the official decks ready to go!
$1 – KINDNESS KARMA - Share our Kickstarter campaign on your social media outlets (send us a screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll provide you a link to a free downloadable mini-deck of cards to start sharing right away.
$10 - DIGITAL CARDS4HUMANITY DECK - One Cards4Humanity Digital Deck to spread virtual kindness as many times as you like!
$20 - EARLY BIRDS [Limit 200] One official Cards4Humanity deck at discounted price for those helping get this campaign started!
$25 - THE CARDS4HUMANITY DECK - All above mentioned rewards + One copy of Cards4Humanity deck.
$50 – CARDS4HUMANITY FRIEND PACK - A Cards4Humanity deck for you + one for your bestie. Kindness is more fun when you give it together!
$100 - THE COLLECTOR’S DECK [Limit 200] Two copies of the Cards4Humanity deck. One to give away and one signed by the creators of the game + the digital deck.
$500 – PERSONALIZED KINDNESS CARD [Limit 20] Everything from the previous award PLUS we will create an original hand-made commemorative Cards4Humanity with a meaningful message just for you!
$1000 - KINDNESS BLITZ! [Limit 5] One Cards4Humanity deck + a day with the Cards4Humanity creators spreading kindness all about the town! The day will be documented by a photographer and backers will receive all commemorative photos to keep.
$5,000 – INCLUDED IN CARDS4HUMANITY MARKETING VIDEO [Limit 4] One Cards4Humanity deck + free flight (within continental US), accommodations and three days to hang with creators while starring in the filming of a Cards4Humanity kindness video! Cards4Humanity videos will be widely distributed on-line as part of marketing efforts to educate and spread kindness throughout the world.
$10,000 – COMPANY KINDNESS KICK-OFF [Limit 2] Creators will speak at your chosen business or organization on the transformative power of kindness and benefits of giving. Cards4Humanity decks will be provided (limitations may apply). Company’s logo will be included on Cards4Humanity website as a partner in kindness culture.
John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans" - and he was right, at least in regards to how Cards4Cards4Humanity began!
A few years ago, I was frustrated knowing I could be doing something more for this world than my 9-5 job, so I decided to quit and take off around the world looking for the meaning of life. Four years later, after countless hours spent in silent meditation and twisted into strange yoga postures, I finally found what I was looking for and returned home to write it all in a book.
However, after a year of sitting alone in front of a computer screen writing, instead of feeling inspired, I felt tired. Instead of feeling I was contributing something meaningful to the world, I felt disconnected. I wanted to do something BIG to serve the world, but writing a book was taking longer than I'd thought...
Then, one night while I was staring at the computer screen, a story I’d heard while traveling popped into my head. The story was of a woman who rode the trains through Europe throwing wildflower seeds out the open window onto the ground passing below.
Confused by this strange act, the other passengers would always ask: “If she was never going to pass this way again, why would she waste her time and money on seeds she would never see blossom?”
To this she would reply: “I may not see the seeds bloom into flowers, but think of all the others who will pass this way for years to come and enjoy their beauty.”
“This,” she said, “is the meaning of life.”
The story had made an impression and, thinking of the woman’s unusual actions - as well as those little seeds - I had an idea. Although my book wasn't ready to share, I could still write words of inspiration and hope and plant them like little wildflower seeds for people to find.
I started writing notes for strangers and began leaving them at random locations throughout the city.
I never knew who found them, but it felt good knowing I was doing something kind every day and hopefully making others smile. The more cards I gave, the happier I became and I started to feel connected again.
My friends began commenting on my new happy outlook and the kindness cards I was leaving, and many said they wanted to do the same. But no one ever did. Everyone wanted to spread kindness and a little joy to others – but their lives were so busy they could never find the time to actually sit and write the cards.
So, I decided if my friends were too busy to make the cards, I would make them for them. And so was born the idea for Cards4Humanity.
I started designing little 3x4 cards with inspiring messages and quirky compliments that could be left anywhere for others to find. I gathered my friends together and soon we were making A LOT of cards to give away to people.
It was fun to leave the cards, but I wondered how it would feel to know who found them and the impact it had on their lives? So we decided to put tracking codes on the back and write questions to spark meaningful conversations between friends and strangers.
It didn’t take long to find someone who could create the tracking software and a company to produce the cards, and the rest is history.
Now, with this Cards4Humanity Kickstarter campaign, YOU can be a part of that history too. With your support of this project, everyone can start spreading a little joy around the world and track their kindness and connections online.
Just imagine, if each Cards4Humanity were a little wildflower seed, and there was a movement of people putting them out in the world to bring joy to others... How beautiful would this world be?
Cards4Humanity was created to inspire compassion, spark meaningful conversation and connect humanity through simple, everyday kindness – and we need your help to make that happen.
The cards you see in the video and on this page are artistic prototypes which were used in our beta-tests run last year. Professionally designed cards are already in the works, and simply waiting to be put into production. Our production company and web developers are also standing by and ready to go once funding is in place.
With your support, we can get the cards made, the software built and get this game into your hands so you can start playing the game of giving and spreading kindness in the world! Cards4Humanity is ready to launch, but we can’t do it without you.
Your support of this project will help to:
- Produce the cards
- Build the tracking software
- Change the world with kindness
So if playing your part in creating kinder world while growing your own happy habit of love and connection is what you’re ready for, please back this project and help us build this game.
After all, you put the STAR in STARt-ups and your support of this project will have us over-the-moon.
With love and quirky compliments galore,
- The Cards4Humanity Team
- Andrea - Creator & Kindness Junkie
- Lauren - Artist Extraordinaire
- Jason - All things Operations
- You - Future Kindness Rockstar
Risks and challenges
Production of the game is pretty simple with two main parts: production of the cards and creating the tracking software.
A local US company has been contracted to print the cards at a scalable quantity. That means, no matter how many Cards4Humanity revolutionaries join the movement and pledge, we’ve got it covered.
Our website and coding gurus are already working on mapping out the tracking software for the site. It will take an estimated 90 days from the end of the campaign to build, test, retest (and then test again)! We want to make sure it’s up and running perfectly, so as soon as you receive your Cards4Humanity deck/s, you can start spreading kindness in the world and track your revolution online right away.
We think the world could use a little fun and a whole lot of kindness now more than ever, which is why we’re not offering t-shirts or other complicated reward tiers that would slow down the distribution process. We want to get the Cards4Humanity into your hands and out into the world as soon as possible so we’re keeping it simple: support our project and in return, we’ll send you the playable game so you can start changing lives – and the world – one card at a time.
Anticipated delivery date: September 2017Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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