Everyone from the government to celebrities to our friends and family are telling us to stay home right now, in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it’s a message that could still always do with reinforcing.
So it’s not surprising that people are loving one Facebook user’s clever idea for repurposing some Mother’s Day bunting she already had in the house.
Zoe Jackson shared her brainwave on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains Facebook Group, which has more than a million members, explaining how she’s sharing #stayhome message in any way that she can.
‘Not sure if anyone else bought the Happy Mother’s Day banner from Home Bargains but before you throw it away, you can rearrange some of the letters to make ‘Stay Home’,’ she wrote in her post. ‘I’ve popped it on my front door.’
The post has quickly racked up thousands of likes and hundreds of comments from those applauding her statement: ‘What a good idea….well done for using your initiative 👏,’ wrote one, while another agreed: ‘That’s brilliant, I’ll do the same.’
Some have even started sharing their own versions of the bunting, with one of the group, Polly Palmer, saying her ‘little girl loved putting it together.’
Others have borrowed Zoe’s original picture to add to their Facebook pages as a cover photo, to serve as yet another reminder of the government-mandated advice.
Of course, you don’t need the Home Bargains version of the Mother’s Day bunting to create a similar display – you could use any leftover letters you have from other occasions, or even craft your own from scrap paper that’s going spare on your shelves.
However you display it, on screen or on your house, the sentiment remains the same, and it’s the most important one you could possible share right now.