May 1st is May Day in the States. It is also my mom’s birthday. Almost every year growing up my mom would find a paper basket filled with fresh cut flowers on her door step. It’s a tradition that I have carried on with my girls. Marvella did with me ever year for seven years. Sadly this year she won’t be joining me because her dad decided that age 17 it was time for her to come home and work with her family. This year Edith Marisol will be helping me! (On a side note, Marvella had her dad call me yesterday to wish me a happy birthday. It was the best present I cold have asked for!)
The tradition of leaving May Day Baskets or May Day Cones comes from Europe. Giving flowers on May Day is a simple tradition that will create special memories with your kids and bless others.
Make simple paper cones out of construction paper the night before. We taped two pieces of construction paper together and rolled them into cones, securing with a couple more pieces of tape. you could also look for baskets at thrift stores if you don’t want to make your own. Wake up early the next morning to cut flowers. We settled on my friend’s porch to arrange our flowers.
It doesn’t matter which kind of flowers you use. Anything beautiful and vibrant will work. Arrange your flowers into bouquets.
After you make the bouquets place them in your paper cones and you are good to go!
Place them on the door steps of any dear ladies in your life that live near by. When they walk out the front door they will be greeted by beautiful spring flowers!
For a tutorial on how to make your own May Day Cones, check out this blog.
This post is part of Teach Me Tuesday,
Trisha : )
Totally charming tradition — my little sister always did this for my mom . She started when her kindergarten teacher introduced the idea. She added the feature of hanging the basket with the flowers from the doorknob, and then ringing the doorbell and running away. You have Such Beautiful flowers to choose from. WE are still in the daffodil-only stage up here
Trisha : )