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This the first year I’ve heard of RACK {Random Acts of Christmas Kindness}.  Back in college we participated in RAK {Random Acts of Kindness} each year.  I’ve known the concept for a long time, and try to encourage others to do it.  Buying others’ orders at the drive thru is a common practice.  My friend said at Starbucks a couple weeks back that the lady told her she was the 20th something car in a row to participate.  I love that!  I truly think the little things you can do to give back to humanity pay out in the long run.

Anyway, I’m linking up with a fantastic RACK linky party with First Grade in Foxwell Forest.

Here’s how it works:

You choose 2 blogs that you follow {one newer blog that you recently began following and one blog that you have been following since you first began} and highlight them on your blog by explaining why you think they are such a gift! Then you give them a RACK by offering them one item as a gift from your TPT store!

The two bloggers I’d like to feature are:

DeAnne from First Grade and Fabulous was one of the first blogs that I found.  I LOVED the colors on her blog and loved all of the freebies she was always offering.   I’m so happy to now call her a friend.  She is always looking at the bright side of things and is a great supporter of everyone.  If you want to check out some of her freebies, click here.  Otherwise, I know she’d be more than happy if you spent some time browsing throughout the rest of her blog!

Sour Apple Studio

The other blogger I’d like to feature is the awesome Kelley from Teacher Idea Factory.  I first found her blog early this summer.  I soon fell in love shortly after.  I love the design of her blog and have actually stalked her designer a time or two. 🙂  I also love that Kelley has such a distinct style.  I wish I would have had the foresight to create all of my covers with a similar style.  It makes it easy to spot one of her phenomenal.  Plus, have you seen her Good Morning Work for first grade?   It’s ah-mazing.  Kelley also has a ton of freebies on her blog that you can find here.  I know that she’d love to have you browse throughout her site as well.

I probably won’t be back on for the next couple days.  I’ve got major tons of laundry to get through today and some cooking and baking to do.  If you celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful and merry Christmas!



  • Hi Tessa!

    Thank you so much for linking up to my RACK linky party! I'm so glad that I found your blog through this and now I have 2 more bloggers to check out that you highlighted! 🙂

    Thanks for passing on the RACK! I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas!
    First Grade in Foxwell Forest

    • I did RACKs with my 10 year old sons this year (we made lil tags and put them on candy canes to pass out). They were so unbelievably uncomfortable-which is exactly the reason why I did it! They first asked if we could just pass them out to their friends-nope. Then could we just go around the neighborhood-nope. Just leave them on cars-nope. They actually had to hand them to people and say, "Merry Christmas."

      They were crawling out of their skin! One just held out his box to a lady and said, "Would you like a candy cane?" After she said no, I had to explain that she thought he was selling something and he had to 'physically' hand it to her.

      Once it was done they were beaming ear to ear. We discussed how it made them feel and the responses were so good! My other one even said he was sad he didn't save one of his canes because he would have given it to the homeless man on the corner as we were leaving.

      I think this is such a crucial lesson for our children of today!
      (sorry for the lengthy response:)

      Fluttering Through First Grade


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