Tag: Balloon Display

Balloons During Difficult Times

By Nick Wilder


About the same time we were told to stay at home and stop gathering for birthday parties, dinners in restaurants, and religious services, I noticed a growing number of balloon sculptures outside people’s homes in Bucktown and Lincoln Park.  It must be hard to tell a six-year-old that no one can come to her birthday party.  At least with a balloon display, her family can show that she has not been forgotten. Over the past year, the displays have gotten more sophisticated. Here are twelve of my favorites: