Like all other similar organisations, our meetings have been cancelled until we are informed by government that it is safe to resume. However, in the meantime, we had a message from our HQ , the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS), suggesting something that we flower lovers could do to show our support of the NHS:
“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 as an association 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 up 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.” – Katherine Kear, Area Chairman, Three Counties and Wales
Anyone interested in doing this can find a helpful video on YouTube entitled How to make a door ring in appreciation of the NHS, Care Workers and all Key Workers.
Even if you’re not a flower arranger, why not have a go?