Program & Volunteer Coordinator
These balloons are wonderful! A family had mentioned that our previous balloons were harming the environment when they landed, so we took action and found these biodegradable balloons to replace them. We bought these balloons for our weekend grief retreat, Camp Amanda, for families to write messages of love, wishes, and memories, and to release at the end of our weekend together.
We began with all of the staff in the back of the room, holding one or two doves apiece, and walked them forward for the families to take as their Loved One's name was called. We then gave families permanent markers to write their messages together, as a family. Counselor groups also had a balloons to write messages on. When families had finished writing their messages, we filed outside and made a circle, and released the balloons. They were so beautiful!! We watched them swoop and swirl into the air, and because of their large size, kids were able to watch them for quite some time. It was very emotional to include these Love Doves as part of our closing ceremony. We are excited to use them again this fall!
Reviewed by: Carmen Elliott from West Des Moines, IA.