Starting in September of 2003, smile cards began appearing all around the world. They are markers of a newfangled game of tag, where "you're it" because someone has done something nice for you. Then it's your turn to do something nice for someone else and, in the process, pass the card along. This is a game of pay-it-forward: anonymously make someone smile, leave behind a card asking them to keep the ripple going. It's easy and fun. Is kindness truly contagious? There's only one way to find out ...
Join in the fun! Get your smile cards, read up on some kindness ideas, and get started!
Freely download our designs. You can take our high-resolution Photoshop files to your local printer and get your cards made. We also have cards available in several different languages. Learn more >>
Get some pre-printed cards. We know you will continue to do kind acts even without cards, but we are happy to ship you some to keep the kindness moving along. Simply fill out the order form below.
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Q&A About Cards
Who pays for these cards?
Someone has paid for your cards, as an act of kindness. You can also pay it forward for the next person.
What's the catch?
Kindness. It works. To date, 1,450,000 cards have been printed.
When will I get my cards?
Within the US, it takes about a week. Otherwise, it takes 2-4 weeks longer.
Can I order more cards?
Yes. Click here for more on bulk orders.
Any more questions?
Feel free to contact us.
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