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Design the Next #FreeHugs Postcard!

Design the Next #FreeHugs Postcard!

Are you a creative person? Does your art dazzle, amaze, and inspire? Do you want the opportunity to have your original design travel across the country? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Here’s the run down: Swift Kick loves free hugs. We want to spread that love as far as it can go. We’re asking you to create a postcard that shows our friends what free hugs means to us. Every year, Swift Kick asks its awesome community to submit designs for a chance to be featured as our next Free Hugs Postcard artist. Anyone can enter! Once submissions are closed, one person with out-of-this-world creativity will be selected. Could you be the chosen one? Steps to enter the Free Hugs Postcard Contest: 1. Apply Send your name, university name, email address, and examples of your designs to melissa@swiftkickhq.com by […]

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Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Roses are red, Violets are blue. Hugs are free, For me and you! On Thursday, November 3, we hosted Student Free Hugs Day.  Thank you to the College of DuPage for hosting the attempt at breaking a world record for the most number of hugs in one minute. It was an honor for Tom to do this at his alma mater, especially during Free Hugs Day. It is always a pleasure to interact with our community in amazing events like this one. Breaking a world record was just the cherry on top. 🙂 Ch-ch-check it out! #TeamHuman

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Elections Make Us… (A Flowchart)

Elections Make Us… (A Flowchart)

In an uncertain time, we should remember that we are always stronger together. Stay positive and share love. #TeamHuman

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FREE HUGS! Photo Recap From Cedar Crest College and Kutztown University

FREE HUGS! Photo Recap From Cedar Crest College and Kutztown University

Thank you to every human out there that participated Free Hugs Day 2016! We are so proud of you for spreading the love around your campuses world wide. Stay tuned for a final wrap up video of 2016 Free Hugs day. I wanted to attach some pictures taken at Kutztown University and Cedar Crest College, both colleges of which I currently attend, and how they participated in #FreeHugs16.     Again, thank you to all of our participants. We couldn’t have a successful day like yesterday without each and every one of you. Until next time, have an amazing day!

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Did We Just Break a Hugging World Record?! #FreeHugs16 Half-Time

Did We Just Break a Hugging World Record?! #FreeHugs16 Half-Time

This year, Free Hugs Day has been extra special. We just watched, live on Facebook, Tom and our amazing Intern Jake each attempt to break a DIFFERENT hugging world record at the same time, in different places. Check out the live feeds to find out if they did it… Jake at Bridgewater State University -2000 hugs in one hour So close – Jake and his team got 800 hugs in that hour. So so close. We are so proud of the energy and joy Jake brought to BSU. That was so much fun to watch! Tom at College of DuPage – 80 hugs by one person in 1 minute It looks like he did it! Tom broke a hugging world record! The official verdict will be take some time to be reviewed by the Guinness Book of World Records, but […]

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4 Excuses You Can’t Use for Not Participating in Free Hugs Day

4 Excuses You Can’t Use for Not Participating in Free Hugs Day

Are you ready for Free Hugs Day?! Many of you will be nodding your heads saying, “YES! LET ‘S DO THIS!” Others might not have a clue. And yet, others (and this post is for you) might be making excuses as to why you can’t run a Free Hugs Day on your campus. Here are some excuses we simply won’t accept:   I don’t have time to hug people. 6 seconds, people. That’s all it takes. You can spend 5 minutes in between classes holding your sign in the hallway. It will still make an impact. In fact, stand in the doorway and greet people with Free Hugs as they come into class. I don’t have people to hug. That’s the fun of it. Just hold up the sign. People will come to you. They won’t be able to help it. I don’t […]

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3 Ways That Schools Are Prepping for #FreeHugs16

3 Ways That Schools Are Prepping for #FreeHugs16

Less than a week until students across the country, and some borders, will all be standing around their campus with Free Hugs signs! This year, some schools went all out to prepare for 11/3. Ch-ch-check it out!   This Geo-Filter at TAMIU This #FreeHugs16 Captains Army at Loyola University of Maryland   This Mascot World Record Announcement at Bridgewater State University So what are you doing to prepare for #FreeHugs16? Share with us in the comments! And, if you haven’t signed up yet and pledged your hugs….go go go!  

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How to Style Your Free Hugs T-Shirt for #FreeHugs16

How to Style Your Free Hugs T-Shirt for #FreeHugs16

One of our favorite products in the Swift Kick store is the Free Hugs T-shirt. It’s funny, gets people’s attention, and is PERFECT for #FreeHugs Day. But there’s one problem… how do you wear it while still keeping your personal style intact – especially if you aren’t the t-shirt wearing kind? I took the liberty of designing three outfits that spice up your t-shirt so you can go from class, internship, or just awesome to Free Hugs without a change of clothes.     Simply add your Free Hugs T-shirt to any of these outfits     BAM – who isn’t gonna wanna hug you?! How would you style your shirt? Create your own outfit and share it with us! Haven’t pledged hugs for #FreeHugs16 on 11/3? Do it now:

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5 Reasons Humans Need Humans

5 Reasons Humans Need Humans

At face value, most would say our world is a mess. Collectively, we have a lot of work to do. I argue that it starts on a person -to-person level. I think love, respect and understanding can make great things happen. It just starts with a little human kindness. (And maybe some common sense.) In other words, humans need humans. HUMANS CAN TEACH YOU NEW THINGS. People are smart. Challenge: let someone 10 years older than you teach you something new, whether it be a skill or some advice. Then, have someone 10 years younger teach you something. If you think you know it all, (pshhh) come up with at least three questions to ask them while they are teaching you. HUMANS SUPPORT YOU. The world is complicated. When it beats you up a little, it’s nice to know there is a […]

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And the Winning #FreeHugs Postcard Is…[Drumroll Please]

And the Winning #FreeHugs Postcard Is…[Drumroll Please]

Thank you to all those who voted for our 2016-2017 Free Hugs postcard! We are so grateful to Jaxy Stewart for such creative contributions. We are so happy you took the time to design great postcards from which to choose. Jaxy is a rising senior at Leslie University College of Art and Design, studying Art Design. Fun fact: Jaxy is allergic to newspaper and has had to use it in some projects and which caused some bad reactions to this everyday item!   Without further ado, the winning design is… PORCUPINE HUG!   Thanks again for all of your votes and a special thank you to Jaxy for your creative vision for the Dance Floor Theory community. We cannot wait to get these hot off the press!

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