Thursday, December 18, 2008

Prison Origami

One of may favorite things about the holidays is the variety of homemade Christmas greetings I receive from people in Georgia prisons. Some of the time, I don't even know the person sending them. It is extremely special to me that men with so little who don't know me but know my work make and send paper tidings with messages of gratitude. Today I got a great haul- a sweet little crayoned card, an origami reindeer and a paper tree:

The best part is the tree - so not to be crushed in the mail - came wrapped in a Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake package from the prison commissary:

These simple gestures mean so much to me, and remind me why we do this and who we do it for.

1 comment:

Reem Tara said...

This is beautiful and now I'm all cry-y. It must be winter. Really though, lovely and beautiful.