What are these cards all about?
We all know routine is important, but the repetition of routine leaves little space for curiosity and wonder. Breaking your routine and trying new things can lead to vibrant and open states of mind yielding positive emotions and greater life satisfaction.
We wondered how we could evoke this mind state in daily life, so we created this deck of 50 Dares designed to help you have new and daring experiences to get you out of your routine and comfort zone.
Our experience has shown that when we change the way we do things, we inevitably change what we see and how we feel.
We hope this deck of cards will inspire you to challenge your comfort zone, bringing you curiosity, wonder and fresh energy in your life.
How can you use these cards?
• You can simply shuffle the deck and pick a dare. Do this daily or weekly.
• Share this deck with a friend and raise the bar for one another. Share your stories.
• Create a Dare Club with friends, a fresh alternative to a book club.
• Come up with your own way to use them. There are no real rules.
What's included in the deck?
• 50 cards each with a unique action in the form of a dare.
• 4 bonus wild cards
• 2 instruction cards
Souldaring cards are made in the USA from sustainable forest-based paper and vegetable- based inks. They are laminated using a starch-based process making them eco-friendly.
Why do we need your support?
We need your support because we believe this product will bring joy to people and we wanted to see if others would share our vision. Additionally, to keep Souldaring cards eco-friendly and affordable, we need to collect a certain amount of pre-orders so that we can generate a large enough quantity to have them made here in the USA at the highest standards of quality and sustainability.
If this product speaks to you, please consider backing us and sharing with friends, family and community members who may like to join you in creating a ripple in the fabric of routine.
Who are the creators?
The seeds of this idea were sewn many years ago in remote summer cabins, with three Hope sisters challenging their limits in the simple game of Truth or Dare. As adults, we remembered the wonder, curiosity, and daring of those times. Where had that joy gone, and how could we get it back?
Together, two Hope sisters dreamed up this deck of cards to help disrupt adult routine with a dose of childlike curiosity and wonder. As for Hope sister #3, Johanna, a very special thanks is owed to her for advice on building spreadsheets and other organizational aspects of this whimsical project.
Altogether, this has been a family passion project. We've enlisted the support of Sarah's daughter, Miette, to help with social media and Alexandra's husband produced our Kickstarter video. We've experimented with different dares, trying them out with our families so we could bring you the dares we enjoyed most.
Why did we make these cards?
The summer following her 40th birthday Sarah made herself a list of 50 Dares. At the end of completing them she was not the same person. Once she realized what she was capable of she began to try other things which led her to more adventures and experiences she never imagined she’d have. She emerged from this process braver and happier with a clearer vision of the world around her and how she wanted to be in it. She knew she wanted to share this life magic with others so she collaborated with Alexandra. Then 'she' became 'we' and we've made it our mission over the last year to bring 50 Dares to life.
What other products will Souldaring make if successful?
Your support will also help us create future products such as:
• 50 Dares to Change Your School; a product for teens and adolescents
• 50 Dares to Change Your Community; inspired actions to bring connection and engagement
• 50 Dares for Families; actions to create deeper connection and understanding
What is our overall vision?
In these busy times when people barely notice each other or the world they live in, we want to create a wave of awakening. We would love to inspire people to slow down, reach out to one another, be kinder to one another and experience a renewed sense of wonder and curiosity in their communities.
We also envision a unity among people who use our product. Dares will manifest differently for everyone, thus creating some pretty amazing stories and coincidences. If the campaign is successful, we would like to invite you to share your stories and experiences with our community at www.souldaring.com.
Also, check out our Instagram page @soul_daring for updates on this project and more challenges.
Sarah and Alexandra Hope
Risks and challenges
Creating cards is relatively simple but there can be some variations in timing. Production is projected to take 8-10 weeks once funded.
As far as the dares go, we know that everyone is different, some people are outgoing and naturally spontaneous while others are more introverted. In the creation of this deck, we've tried to include dares that provide many different types of challenges. While we do plan to make a variety of 50 Dares decks for different people in different situations we hope that this first edition deck will find its’ way into the hands of people who will benefit the most from it.
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