May Day Traditions – “Only The Good” Friday

May Day traditions began before Christ was born.  Celebrating the first day of May has been popular in many countries.  The meaning and celebration seems to vary from country to country.  In some countries, it is considered a day to honor the working class… much like our “Labor Day” in September.

It was also celebrated by some early European settlers of the American continent. In some parts of the United States, May Baskets are made. These baskets are small and usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someones doorstep.  The basket giver would ring the bell and run away. The person receiving the basket would try to catch the fleeing giver. If they caught the person, a kiss was to be exchanged.


On this “Only The Good” Friday, I’m leaving a May Day flower basket at your internet door.  And since you’ve  caught me… I will accept your kisses by way of comments or e-mail.  lol

Some of you may recognize this paper cone basket because I presented the instructions on how to make it in a January post  and video called “Paper Crafts For Valentines Gifts. Pssst.  The secret of turning it into a flower basket rather than a candy basket  is simple.


Follow the instructions in the “Paper Crafts For Valentines Gifts” post except you don’t close the back of the cone tightly.  You want to leave room for a 10 oz. plastic cup that you  insert in the top of the cone.  I just put a bit of floral  foam in the cup and arranged the flowers.    Waaaa Laaaa.  Now you have a May Day basket that you can leave on someones door knob.  Run fast or they will catch you!

Have a great May Day on this “Only The Good” Friday.

Till Later,

Kathy Griffiths

Insightful Nana.

P.S.  I got this fun May Day flower basket idea from a sweet friend last May Day.  I didn’t catch her so I couldn’t give her a kiss. But this year… I caught her and we exchanged kisses.  This is a happy May Day.


P.P.S.  Follow our host Shelly at This  Eclectic Life.  You will find many more friends there who are sharing the “Good” on Fridays.   My sister Sheila is a  OtGF  contributor too.

2 responses to “May Day Traditions – “Only The Good” Friday”

  1. Those flowers are so beautiful! This spring, I have been so grateful for each little bloom I see. The May Day basket is so cute. I love how it perfectly shows off each blossom. Happy May Day!

  2. Kiss-Kiss Remind me next year to give the little baskets I have some neighbors that would just love these.

    Maybe I will still do a couple any way. The deer didn’t eat my tulips this year and they are just starting to bloom.

    Happy May Day