Rainbows & Washi Galore ~ The Happy Day Project Recap

This year’s Happy Day Project was on my radar and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to hear of it’s arrival.

I was up at the crack of dawn last Monday and had my Pen & PaintΒ {Oh Happy Day} notes printed and perfectly sliced on the school paper cutter by 8:15am. I came home, sat and wrote quick little heartfelt notes to a few people and popped them in the mail. I have yet to hand deliver one of them, but just sitting down and writing it brought a smile to my face.


On Tuesday morning I drove through Mickey D’s and grabbed a $5 gift card to affix to one of these….

I didn’t do much running around that day, so I still have the gift card ready and waiting for the first person I spot that could use nourishment of the body and soul.

I’m saving the rest of these darling notesΒ from Hope Ink to attach to more gift cards throughout the season.


Wednesday we were able to treat our teachers to some caffeine and sugar first thing in the morning.

Elliott’s teacher is more of a Big Gulp girl rather than a Starbucks girl, so I planned ahead and grabbed a bottle of Coke and attached a little handwritten note to it…

We snuck into her room as she was grading papers and surprised her. She loved it…

We left the house early and went through the Starbucks drive-thru for Holden’s teacher and delivered her an extra hot Pumpkin Spice Latte.

She also loves Skittles so Holden sifted through his Halloween candy and put aside a bag for her…

30 Handmade Days provided this fun pillow box to house your {treat} of choice, too!

{Click here to print}


Thursday brought us to blessing bags and these sweet notes from Julie over at Joy’s Hope….

A friend and I are going in on the blessing bags together like we did last year and have just a few more things to purchase before we can get them stuffed and ready to go. I did, however, start to find some quotes to write on these notes that I will tuck in their bags.

{Click here to print}


For Friday, I printed out Blossom & Vine’s super cute tags and will bake cookies/treats on Monday when the kids are home from school for Veteran’s Day and we will deliver to deserving servicemen and women that afternoon before soccer practice. Also, my local Starbucks sells pounds of coffee to send to the troops at Thanksgiving so I plan to purchase a bag and ask them to tape a little hand written note from our family onto it.

{Click here to print}


It was five days full of rainbows, glitter pens, washi tape and opened hearts.

And that, my friends, is a lot of happy.

Stop byΒ Life Rearranged to see how others spread sunshine last week!

P.S. I have included links to all these sweet printables…consider printing and keeping them close to your heart for use during the upcoming holidays and throughout the year. XO

12 thoughts on “Rainbows & Washi Galore ~ The Happy Day Project Recap”

  1. Yes! The kids LOVE delivering goodies to their very deserving teachers. Hoping to ignite {The Happy Day} gene in them. πŸ˜‰

  2. Cute idea, Leah! They make perfect thank you cards….I have a few leftover. I need to learn PhotoShop and design some of my own. πŸ˜‰ Have a great week! XO

  3. Wow! I love how fun all of your notes looked. I’m so into all the washi tape. Its so awesome how you know each of the teachers so well that you knew just how to treat them!
    Sharing bits of happy makes me smile!

  4. Thank you, Andee! It was a treat for us as well to bless our deserving teachers! And yes, washi tape will certainly be incorporated in Christmas wrapping this year! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week! XO

  5. What a great recap! I love that your kids were so involved! I really like the quote you used for the blessing bags too! We put our bags together, but I didn’t write anything on the tags, because I was stumped as to what to write. I might have to steal that one πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing! (BTW, you have beautiful handwriting!)

  6. Thanks, Brittany! By all means, feel free to use that quote…..I just Googled something like “feeling alone quotes” and several sites came up. You’d be surprised, there are quotes for EVERYTHING! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment! XO

  7. Awww, thank you! I had so much fun participating this year since I dropped the ball last year….thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment! Have a blessed day! πŸ˜‰

  8. It was great “meeting” you this week and following your Happy Day Project on Instagram. I loved the soda for the teacher. And the very thoughtful gift of Skittles. You did a great job. I’m excited for next year’s project.

  9. Yes! Loved checking out the Happy Day hash tag and seeing what everyone was up to! I also love that this project inspires me to share a smile throughout the year as well. It only takes a minute to make someone smile and make their day! πŸ˜‰ XO

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