Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Day

April showers bring May flowers!

To celebrate the first day of May it was always a tradition to hang a May Day basket on your beloveds door.

I remember back in grade school hanging a May Day basket on the door of a boy who was my latest school girl crush.

I would ring the door bell and run!
 The boy then was supposed to run out the door and catch you for a quick kiss on the cheek.

Oh the innocence of childhood!

My grandmas house was the meeting place where my girlfriends and I planned out our May Day basket hangings.

She had big bowls of popcorn to fill our homemade baskets with.

Grandma always made sure we had a May Day basket to take home to our mothers.
Those were filled with sprigs of fragrant, purple lilacs snipped from grandmas backyard.
Sometimes if her tulips were in bloom she would let us add a few of those into the bouquet.

I just wonder if children today still know about this special day.

Twenty five years ago today I had an extra special 
May Day.

The birth of my daughter.

She is the mom to my favorite little guy.

My grandma had a May Day basket sent to the hospital to 
mark the special occasion.

I always loved May Day,
but now it has even more meaning to it.

On this special day I am sending you all
May Day basket!

Happy May Day!