Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mystery of May Day

The tradition of the ancient Roman and Druid holiday of May Day has endured for centuries. It has been a celebration of spring turning into the pleasures of summer. Gathering flowers and branches became a tradition and "bringing in the May" became a popular activity on May 1. The giving of baskets became part of the festivities later in the evolution of May Day. Today baskets are often made by little children, filled with candy or flowers and then placed on people's doorsteps or tied to the door handle, as they ring the doorbell and dash away before they are caught. You can participate in this activity yourself by making a special May Day basket or using any small basket to fill with flowers to give to a friend.

This year I've made 48 May Day Baskets to share....the kids helped me fill them tonight. I covered half of them with retired SU designer paper I had on hand and the other half I just added ribbon "handles" to Dixie cups. (I thought the tulip print was cute and liked them as is) What can I say I was trying to save time, the stress of this week is getting to me. Although, I can't wait to spread a little cheer tomorrow! Happy May Day Everyone!!

May Day Basket's

Sample of the "Love's Me" May Day Basket's

Sample of the "Petal's & Paisley" May Day Basket's

Very Simple May Day Basket...Anyone can do!!
(Minimual Cost 90 cups $3.00)


Shanna said...

You are so creative. I was trying to come up with something quick last night. Wish I would have talked to you! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

wow great ideas sweetie! sooo using these ideas!

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