As part of our Christmas decorations I wanted to hang rows of the notes and cards we’d received from folks back home, but the tape and twine just weren’t sticking to the yellow wall behind our couch. So the project came to a standstill for a while but never fully left my mind. Finally this week I got serious and bought some wire and small nails.
I went with Isaiah’s suggestion to complete my card-hanging project on the odd little wall we have above our kitchen table. After some careful measuring I drove in eight nails and tightly twisted wire around each nail to form four taut rows. Then one by one I hung the cards with a small wooden clothespin, smiling as I thought about each sender.
The result is a wall of love and friendship. A wall that greets us warmly each morning and bids us goodnight each evening. Rows of hellos and well wishes and votes of confidence. A wall that brings smiles to our faces even as we miss all of you back home. So if you’ll excuse me, I have a wall to go admire.
What do you do with the greeting cards you receive? Any ideas of what we could do with the cement wall behind the couch? It’s big and bare and crying for some attention.