Spread the Sparkle’s mission has and will always be to spread joy, inspire, and promote kindness to make the world a brighter place.
How it Started:
This fundraising initiative was created in 2020 after seeing a need to instill hope, positivity, and kindness during the COVID19 world wide pandemic. I designed an inspirational Mommy + Me apparel line called, The Sparkle Collection and with each purchase, a care package of chapstick and hand lotion was sponsored to healthcare workers during the height of the pandemic.
“Sparkle is that feeling of happiness and fulfillment. It’s that boost of confidence which allows your inner-beauty to radiate and shine. An investment in any Spread the Sparkle item is much more than just a hat or tee. It’s a tangible reminder of what lights-you-up inside.”
The success of the 2020 campaign inspired me to keep this movement going, but with a slightly different focus inspired by my own children. Starting August 4, 2021, all Spread the Sparkle purchases (click here to shop) now sponsor positive affirmation cards for educators and mental health professionals to use with their students/clients.
Although the COVID19 world wide pandemic is not over, children have and are continuing to feel the effects of being put through unwanted circumstances they never experienced which may have caused anxiety, negative self-talk, low self-esteem, lack of perseverance, and more. Being an educator for over a decade, I saw these effects in my classroom as well as in my home.
“It broke my heart to hear my seven year old son say he’s stupid and can’t do anything during his at-home learning experience. Then having my students echo the same frustrations, I knew I needed to do something.”
That led me to create a positive affirmation card deck consisting of 35 affirmations. Positive affirmations (statements) are simply a method of changing negative thoughts to encourage self-love, perseverance, positivity, and self-confidence.
Each affirmation card has been designed as a tool to build strong self-esteem, positivity, as well as to help cope in new situations.
I’m an avid fan of personal development and have been practicing positive affirmations for the last few years and noticed a difference. They have helped me become a better parent, teacher, wife, and person. When my son started with his negative self-talk comments, I immediately began to incorporate positive affirmations into his routine: morning and night. He’s now at the point where he grabs his cards and reads them aloud to himself. In my 8th grade classroom, each student started the year by choosing an affirmation that best suited them and everyday we recited our class affirmations. This allowed the class as a whole to build a sense of community, encouragement, respect and support for one another.
To shop apparel and accessories, and to secure a positive affirmation card deck (available in two sizes) click the cards below. Every purchase helps donate a deck of cards to an educational/mental health professional.
The foundation of Spread the Sparkle has and always will be to make the world a brighter place. Whether it’s through investing in a carefully curated apparel and accessory collections or a positive affirmation deck, it serves as a tangible reminder of all.the.things that light-you-up inside. Nikola states, “My hope is that through the 2021 initiative, everyone- men, women and children find what makes them feel joy, inspiration, and spark the confidence to allow their inner beauty to radiate and shine.”