My friend Julie inspired this idea. She framed some fall leaves in a large clear acrylic frame. I loved its simplicity. These Coach picture frames that I received as a gift years ago were perfect for spelling out a word.
I had five frames, but I was set on spelling hope, so I added a dove to the fifth frame. I know, doves are the universal symbol for peace, but to me a dove with an olive branch — from the story of Noah’s Ark — symbolizes hope.
You could also frame other obvious words such as peace, faith (see below), and love — or your name or the initials of the members of your family.