Monday, October 29, 2012

Sharing the Love and Kindness this Halloween with Kleenex and the Softness Worth Sharing Initiative {#KleenexCares}

Kleenex logo
This fall, we were introduced to the fact that Kleenex launched the Softness Worth Sharing initiative, and I was immediately impressed with the thought behind the campaign. Based on showing how the moments of unexpected thoughtfulness can make all the difference in the lives of others, I'm proud each and every time my girls show that they are receiving the message.

With Halloween upon us, I'm already counting on my kids to not let their love of candy overpower their deep-seeded knowledge that caring for others is more important. After all, even though the holiday focuses on things that are spooky and scary, that doesn't mean that love and kindness can't win out, right?

Last year was Little Sister B's first year really getting into trick-or-treating, and each time that Big Sister E would go to race to the next house, it warmed my heart to see her thoughtfully stop and wait for (and encourage) her younger sister to come up and ring the doorbell with her. I couldn't have been more proud of my Very Hungry Caterpillar looking out for her favorite little Pink Crayon!

cute Halloween costumes

As well as the sweet gestures between my girls, this holiday I also plan on surprising them with a few of the cute Halloween ideas that I've got up my sleeve.

Pumpkin-shaped pancakes for breakfast, perhaps? A ghostly marshmallow treat in their lunch, by chance? Or maybe just a quick bite of some yummy Halloween Dessert Cups before they bundle up to head door-to-door?

Halloween dessert

This year, I have no doubt that when we head out to walk the neighborhood, I will have Kleenex tissues in my pocket to prepare for the runny noses and sniffles that will come along with the chilly weather that we've been having.

Our current weather forecast here in the Midwest shows a high of 46° on the 31st, so if your fall is anything like ours, don't leave home without enough Kleenex brand tissues!

Thanks to the Softness Worth Sharing initiative, we won't be the only ones prepared with the softness of Kleenex tissues at our disposal. Recently we were able to share one of Kleenex's great little Care Packages with someone in need of it — my mom!

teaching kindness in kids

We all love when my mom comes to visit us and she (hopefully) enjoys spending time with us as well... but, what she doesn't always appreciate? My kids passing their germs to her. It seems as though by the time she is packing up to leave, she is coughing and sneezing right along with them!

Therefore, as we know that Kleenex brand is America's softest tissue, we were eager to share it with her (as well as other cold and flu sufferers, friends and strangers alike) as a way to show that we care. These Care Packages are such a great way to extend a little extra kindness that there's just no reason to not pass that along to someone you know!

Kleenex Care Pack contents

Remember, right now Kleenex brand is giving everyone the opportunity to make sure that doing something nice for others is easier than ever with their Kleenex Brand Care Pack. To participate, simply visit your local retailer, purchase a Kleenex brand bundle pack and redeem the code on the box.

Then visit and follow the directions to send a Care Pack to someone who needs a little care, while supplies last. What a great way to put a smile on someone's face and let them know that you are thinking about them... while being practical at the same time!

This Halloween, be sure to take a moment to step back from the costumes, face paint and candy to give your kids an extra hug and remind them that it is the moments of unexpected thoughtfulness that can make all the difference.

I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Kleenex brand and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.