May Day Baskets

May Day Baskets

I once received a post card in the mail that said "Make magical memories, create traditions, and celebrate every day." I love this thought so much that I keep this card on a shelf in my kitchen, so that I see it and am reminded of it often. I love celebrating little moments with my kids, so of course May Day is no exception!

Traditionally, May Day was a day to celebrate the return of Spring. People would leave a paper basket or cone with spring flowers on each other's doorsteps, knock, yell "May basket!" and then run. You better believe the running is my kids' favorite part! The idea is that you want to stay anonymous and not be caught, so the faster you can run away the better! My kids strategize where to park the car or how to sneak up to the door for maximum getaway opportunity. It's extra fun if you can hide in the shadows and watch the receiver open the door to find the surprise on their doorstep. 

This year we made up little baskets that included a pot, seeds, soil, and a little bottle of water, so that our littlest friends can plant their own flowers! We also followed this tutorial and tried our hand at making tissue paper flowers. We have some perfecting to do, but it was time well spent!

Happy May Day, friends!



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