Margaret MacDonald, the executive director of the Montana Association of Churches, came up with the idea of putting up the paper menorahs. She thought it would be a "simple thing" for people to do. Yet when she went to hang the menorah in her own window, she had second thoughts:
"With two young children, I had to think hard about it myself. We put our menorah in a living room window, and made sure nobody sat in front of it."
REVEREND PAUL HANSON, FORMER PASTOR, KING OF GLORY LUTHERAN CHURCH
"It was a simple thing, really. I determined to immediately put the menorah up on our front window and yet, in the simple placing of it there, I had a moment of cold sweat, thinking that it could very well be an invitation to have our house attacked."