What accessory is affordable to everyone, can express your style, and may even save a life? You guessed it…a face mask. Such a simple thing that can do so much.
Lockdowns are lifted. We yearn to hug our friends, our kids, our grandkids. We want to shop. We want to get out of the house. We want to go back to work. We want to get back to normal. Boy have we missed our freedom.
I recently met two friends for a visit. We all wore masks and tried to stay a safe distance apart.
If it takes a mask and safe-distancing to see friends again…that’s what it takes.
Why wear a mask?
A mask protects you. A mask protects the wearer’s nose and mouth from contact with droplets, splashes, and sprays that may contain germs.
A mask protects others in case the wearer has the virus.
Wearing a mask makes more than a style statement. It says, “I care about the health and welfare of my neighbors.” It speaks volumes about respect and consideration.
All over the country, folks are using their talents to help provide masks. I was incredibly proud to learn that the Sisters of Notre Dame in Chardon, Ohio (my former alma-mater), have sewn and assembled over 1500 masks to donate to the greater Cleveland area.
I asked friends and family to send me photos of their masks, aka symbols of their consideration and concern for themselves and the rest of us.
I’m not the only one who thinks masks are here to stay–at least for the summer. Take a look at this designer swimwear with coordinating masks from Tiziana Scaramuzzo.
If you don’t have a mask, you can make one yourself out of a bandana or a square of fabric. Click here to see how.