1. Do you know or love someone who lost their live to COVID? Make a weathergram in their honor (see how below)!
2. Join us for an installation gathering, when we add newly-collected weathergrams to our project. As date are set, they will be announced on this site and our Facebook page.
A grocery bag, art paper, something you've printed, sheet music -- whatever you think would honor the life of a person you are memorializing.
Cut a strip measuring 10 by 2.5 inches. Fold the top of the strip down towards the back about 1.5 10 2 inches.
Next, add a hanger by punching a small hole through the middle of the folded portion and attach 10 - 12 inches of any kind of string tied with a simple knot (or send without string and we'll add it).
Write the weathergram text onto the strip, including the name of your loved one. Use your calligraphy skills, your best cursive, your true-to-you scrawl-whatever you can muster. Add some color or decoration for extra flair (You can use stamps, calligraphy, make your own drawing, write a poem or just a person's name. Let your imagination go.)
Do not laminate your weathergram. Part of the vision is to allow the weathergrams to weather naturally through the seasons symbolizing the progression of the lamenting.
We would love to see your weathergram added to our Facebook page, which will offer a virtual memorial in addition to your weathergram being physically displayed
Please send your completed weathergram in so we can include it on our next installation day! send it to:
Mercy of Lament
PO Box 2045
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
The most meaningful weathergrams will be made by loved ones, so we encourage you to make one if possible. But we are aware that there are times when that may not be possible. In that case, we will make a weathergram for your loved one, Please use the form below: