I've talked about May Day on my blog for a lot of years now and found out over time that it's not something that people in all areas of the country did. If your reading I'd love to hear where you were raised as a child and if you participated in May Day.
If you want to read about the origin of May Day and how different countries celebrate read HERE
The May Day baskets below are for my friends. Who says big girls don't still love May Day?
My boys always delivered May Day Baskets also when they were little. We would even get in the car and deliver them to cousins in town and to Grandma. I always love to share the story of one May Day when Jarad was 3 or so and we went to deliver a basket to Grandma ( my mom). I tried to explain to him what he needed to do. Set the basket on the porch, ring the door bell , and then run, because if the person catches you they will kiss you. He said "ok". He went up on her porch, set the basket down, rang the door bell .. and... just stood there. I started saying ... "come on... run!", but he didn't budge. I said it again... still nothing. Finally my mom answered the door. I was at the porch by that time. I was laughing, and said "Jarad , why didn't you run?", He said " I wanted Grandma to kiss me".
My favorite May Day ever :)
I'm pretty sure it was hers also.
I found the cute little cups for these at Hobby Lobby . I used my Accu Cut Bow Die for the bows on the front. The flowers are just from the Dollar store. I came up with this trick if you have a hard time getting the flower to stand up and stay in the basket, even with all the candies in there. I just ran the stem of the flower thru these wrapped life savers.
Wyatt and Emmett's got "de-girled" lol
I'll be back soon! Be good ;)