Have you heard? The Global Cardboard Challenge is on October 6th! In more than two hundred events in over 30 countries all around the world, people are celebrating the wonder of cardboard.
Apparently, it all began with one young visonary:
Bravo, Caine! But also bravo to all the less famous cardboard devotees who've faithfully adored cardboard before there was even youtube, wikipedia or Instructables! And to the huge spectrum of folks who do everything from crafting entire offices out of cardboard to throwing a bunch of lego figures into an amazon shipping box and calling it a dollhouse. I'd shout soul-stirring stuff like, "Behold your legacy!" and "Onward for the glory of corrugation!" but really I'm just rolling my eyes and saying, "Well, duh! It's about time."
What am I doing on the 6th of October? I'm not sure yet. Could be making hoodies. Could be filling boo bags. Could be cooking dinner. Could be cardboarding. Could be planning parties. Could be designing halloween costumes. Point is: I don't need a special day to worship my favorite crafting material; I'm already a believer for life and my house- in particular, the guest bedroom and its attached walk-in closet- is a shrine. But I am excited to see what the rest of the world does with it. A long time ago, I shared my secret ambition for cardboard world domination. Didn't really care who did the dominating, of course, as long as the entire planet fell under the spell. Perhaps this is the beginning of that new era. Today, Earth; tomorrow, the Solar System; next week, infinity and beyond. Do I hear an amen?