Nothing brings smiles to people’s faces like balloons and the professional balloon decorating and entertainment industry is helping people find their smiles and joy during this challenging time.
On May 9th & 10th, balloon artists from around the world joined in ‘One Million Bubbles of Love’ to share their talents and skills to help bring happiness and remind the world there is hope and kindness out there.
Among those taking part was Amy Brown, a professional balloon decorator based in Thursley, her business AJ’s Balloon Décor has been involved with the project for the last two months.
She created and displayed designs in April – NHS Rainbow Heart and in May – Keyworkers Gardens of Hope.
Amy said: “I had some wonderful feedback from passers by. It has been a great way to bring smiles to those who are out and about, but also online through social media and to say thank you to all the NHS and keyworkers.”
The first One Million Bubbles was held on March 26th with more than 350 designers participating from 15 countries. The second One Million Bubbles was held on April 11th & 12th with nearly 1,900 designers participating from 81 countries.
“With all the fear and uncertainty going on in the world right now, I felt like we had to do something,” said Steven Jones, project leader of Balloon Designers in Seattle, Washington. “Balloons make people happy in ways nothing else does, so if working balloon professionals cannot make people smile right now, who really can?”
Balloon professionals are encouraged to create something artsy and fun either in their yards at home or in a public place, to convey the message of ‘Be Safe Be Kind’.