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30 day challenge – birthday gift DIY


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When it comes to birthday gifts I personally prefer giving and receiving something mostly non-material: having food, spending time together or… giving 30 paper cards. Each card comes with a challenge – 30 of them. The good thing is that you can include all of the things I just mentioned and also come up with your own ideas. With this post I wanna give you some inspiration…

This is what you need

  • 30 paper cards
  • your favorite pens (I used a black and golden one)
  • twine and a flower
  • to think about what your friend likes

Creating the cards

Then you basically start writing down one challenge / quote / … on a card. The idea is that your friend can read one card a day and gets to do one task. Or you just give him or her a gift, for example a voucher to go to the cinema, on one of the 30 days. Or he or she can read a nice quote. There are no limits – whether the cards are about food, self-care, awareness, travel, minimalism, sports or just jokes. This is probably the simplest but also a – in my opinion – meaningful and – depending on your creativity – a very personal (birthday) gift. In the pictures below you can see my 30 ideas, but for more inspiration I recommend having a look on Pinterest.

On the last card I wrote: “Give these cards to another person who you think should do the challenge.” I think passing them around and sharing the challenge with friends can be quite cool – one of 12 months of their year will definitely be different from the others. To keep the cards together I wrapped a twine around them, put a dried flower on top – et voilà!

What is your favourite (birthday) gift to give to your friends?

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