IN A WORLD THAT TODAY needs all the love we can give one another, the simple act of cutting out and posting paper hearts in windows is spreading the love. Right here in my Minnesota community.
While en route to the grocery store and to a local park to walk a recreational trail on Saturday, I spotted paper hearts. In the front window of a house. On the windows of a bank. And covering doors and windows at Rice County Government Services. Those bright displays made me smile.
I had no idea then that this heart art is part of a movement, spread on social media via “A World of Hearts” and “Hearts in the Window” Facebook pages. A woman from Bismarck, North Dakota, started #aworldofhearts. And another from British Columbia started the second group.
What a great idea. To uplift spirits. To give joy. To connect people in a time when we are all social distancing and staying home due to COVID-19. To spread the love via a world-wide movement. We need this sense of togetherness.
TELL ME: Have you seen heart art in windows in your community? What’s your reaction to this movement? Are you, or will you, join this effort?
© Copyright 2020 Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Hearts are everywhere around here as well as bears that people are putting out for kids to go on a Bear Hunt which I find adorable. Everyone is just looking for a way to connect to one another right now. I also just saw a great idea — neighbors gave an elderly neighbor a piece of green, yellow and red paper to put in the window. Green means “I am fine”, yellow means “I need an errand” and red means “I need help”. Simple but awesome idea. Stay well.
Thanks for your report from NC about all those hearts. I hope to get some in my windows also, especially since we live at the corner of a busy street. I spotted one teddy bear in a window, photographed it and will write about that soon.
I like the paper in the window idea, although I might wonder what the “I need help” red means.
Heart this – love this 🙂 I have seen neighbors putting up their holiday lights and it makes the empty hood look a little more festive and cheery. Be safe and Take Care!!!
Anything to bring light and joy works for me. Thanks for that report from your Florida neighborhood.
I have not seen one heart in my community. Since I just got approved to work from home I am going to make paper hearts for my window. I know people in my neighborhood are doing their part staying in as much as possible. Maybe some hearts will lift some spirits.
You can start a movement in your community, Jillian. Yes, those hearts will lift spirits.
I love this Audrey. Rochester is doing Teddy bears in the windows. Kids and parents are walking in neighborhoods (social distancing in mind) looking for bears in the windows. My mom lives in the country but has 10 bears in the window…such a sweet soul.
I predict hearts in your windows this week. I’ve seen one teddy bear in Faribault, photographed it and will write about it this week. So glad people are doing these things to connect and bring joy.
I didn’t have any construction paper so I made some out of glass. I guess I can’t sent you a picture on here…. bummer.
Oh, my, your stained glass hearts are stunning. Thank you for spreading the love. I need to pull out the construction paper and the scissors this evening and get on this heart art project.
I have! I will take a picture today!
Oh wow! I haven’t heard of this. My daughter painted our back door like stained glass over the weekend. I will share a picture tomorrow
What a wonderful thing your daughter did to bring a little joy and brightness.
It’s beautiful in the sunshine 🌞
I bet it is. So glad you have sunshine, just like us.
Yes indeed, we need all the love we can get from one another. But most importantly, we need prayers. It is only God, I repeat, only God can save our from this COVID 19.
Beautiful hearts. How touching.
I’ve seen more and more of these paper hearts around town since this movement started. So uplifting.