New – Design a Door Ring

Three Counties & South Wales Area of NAFAS

Hello everyone, I do hope you are keeping safe during these unprecedented times

This week on my daily walks I noticed a variety of rainbow pictures, some homemade by children, some printed, but I noticed them all. In folklore the rainbow has always been, amongst other things, a symbol of hope, the calm after the storm. This got me to thinking about how we could, short term, use our homes and skills to send out messages. I do believe in the dripping tap theory, so many simple little words and actions collectively make a difference. There is a limit to how we can help in this situation but we can be seen to support.

I am hoping as many people as possible make or find a ring and add a green ribbon to it and put it for the duration on front doors or prominent windows.

The ring symbolises unending and everlasting love, the cycle of life and hope. Green is for renewal, balance and progress. If you want to make your own twig ring, here is a quick ‘how to’: Door Ring Design
Pass this idea on.

Update – Great to see the members of the Herts and Essex Boundary NAFAS Club got coverage for their lovely Rings of Hope in their local newspaper. I am glad they took my challenge on. https://www.bishopsstortfordindependent.co.uk/news/rings-of-hope-club-ladies-floral-creations-in-tribute-to-nhs-front-line-heroes-9107116/

Update – Great to hear club members in the Devon and Cornwall area of NAFAS have taken on the Rings of Hope challenge. Over 50 beautiful rings were made. Thank you all so much for the support!

By Katherine Kear