While out there, he picked up an old brown glass jug from a ravine and brought it to me. The jug sat on a shelf for a year, then I found a use for it. I stuck a branch in it, and hung tags with prayer requests from it. It now sits in my office/guest room.
Each tag is a favorite verse or a prayer request; my children's, grandchildren's, and friends' photos are also on tags. My inspiration was here in this post.
The inspiration tree is fake, with plenty of branches to hold their tags. It's lovely and I especially appreciate the concept. My branch is real and doesn't have the symmetrical shape and enough little twigs to hold tags, so I am still looking for the "right" branch. In the meantime, I have used short pieces of baling wire wrapped around the limbs to simulate twigs and to hold tags.
I am reminded to pray whenever I look at it.