When I was a child, we would make May baskets from colorful construction paper rolled into a cone shape. We would attach a paper handle and decorate our creations with crayons. We filled the baskets with a few pansies, a tulip or daffodil, and a few hard candies. Then we would hang it on a friend or neighbor’s door, ring the bell and run.
We would sneak around the corner and watch the person discovering the little treasure we had left. That was the most fun part!
Our May Day celebrations were largely self-directed, creative and inexpensive. The gesture was from the heart and fun for both the giver and the receiver. It was a simple, joyful tradition that celebrated the arrival of spring.
This is the first spring at our new house, and I was delighted to discover a yard full of tulips and daffodils. It has been a beautiful, sunny, warm week and I have enjoyed being outside. As I picked flowers I was wishing I could send you all a May basket.
Here is the next best thing. I appreciate each and every one of you and thank you for reading, sharing and commenting on my blog posts. Happy May Day, Happy Friday, Happy Spring! Love, Michele