My wife and I wanted very much to provide a unique and green Easter activity. Our suggestion was to invite each family member to write out an Easter-time hope for the year ahead. Then we'd bury the written hopes in the flower garden--the wishes on paper to compost naturally in the soil and to provide some nourishment for plants. A new round of life for the multi-colored paper.
Lucy came up with a booster idea. Why not write the hopes onto decorative paper cut to resemble the future flowers. Then tape each written hope to a foot-long, thin wooden stake. The project morphed into a bouquet of paper flowers.
Our Easter Bouquet
What did the family members note on their hope flowers? Here are their spectacular hopes:
- "To discover ways to stop global warming No bueno"
- "Having fun"
- "The end of despot leaders and end of meanness in the world"
- "Peace and prosperity"
- "$10.5 million and a pony"
- "Generous kindness"
- "Wondrous love"
- "Peace in the world"