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.
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.