November’s Monthly Dose of Goodness

Let’s be thankful it’s November? 🦃


We still can’t believe that it’s already November. Well, happy November! It’s the month of thankfulness, family feasts, and festive celebrations.


So let’s get into all of the goodness that’s happened this month.



emailing trees goodness

People Are Sending Love Emails to Trees in Melbourne


Officials assigned to 70,000 trees ID numbers and email addresses as part of a program designed to make it easier for citizens to report problems with the trees. However, people from all over the world have written to the trees with everything from greetings, questions, current events, love letters, and even existential dilemmas.


Read the tree story here.



ways to keep cool goodness

The Ancient Persian Way to Keep Cool


From ancient Egypt to the Persian Empire, an ingenious method of catching the breeze kept people cool for millennia. Now, it could come to our aid once again. The openings of the towers face the winds, allowing it to catch the wind and funneling it down to the interior below, cooling off the building.

Read the story here.



toys goodness happiness

The Grandparents Who Paid Off Balances at a Toy Store


There is an elderly couple who live in Victoria, Australia. They went into a toy store and paid off 82 layaway balances to help struggling families. They did this because they remember when they were younger and struggling before Christmas. They knew if they ever had the funds, they’d like to help others out.

Read the story here.



fuel goodness happiness

The Mustard-based Fuel That Can Reduce Aviation’s Carbon


The aviation industry leaves a huge carbon footprint on the planet. But now, researchers at the University of Georgia have found that a type of mustard plant could help reduce the aviation industry's carbon footprint by 68%. Impressive.

Read the story



Spread Some Goodness This November

With VidDay's mission to make a billion people smile, we are a start-up with a heart. We are harnessing the power of video to spread goodness across the globe.


happiness with vidday

VidDay brings people together by creating a meaningful gift all while staying eco-friendly. VidDay allows you to crowdsource video clips, photos, and text cards. So you can create a beautiful video gift that the recipient will cherish forever.

“What a great tool and value for money! Easy for contributors to use and make a video. Easy self-editing tool. Also fantastic live chat function for specific questions. I would definitely recommend VidDay!” — Dean Cook

Not only is creating a VidDay more eco-friendly than purchasing a paper greeting card, but sustainability is at the core of our business. This is why for every video purchased, a portion of the profits goes to planting trees. With over 100,000 trees planted already, we are on our way to growing a forest.


We also understand how important words of encouragement can be during a difficult time. This is why we wanted to help people during their time in need, so we decided to offer Get Well videos for free.


That’s right, 100% free.