May Day

May Day

The first of May is widely recognized in many cultures as a day to celebrate rebirth, new possibilities and the coming of spring. A leftover European tradition of May Day Baskets left on the door knob of a friend’s home is both old fashioned and thoughtful…which hold great appeal to me personally. This frugal craft is made from any blossoms that are in season, clean aluminum cans and some ribbon. I also use this arrangement at Christmas, but instead of filling it with fresh spring blossoms, I fill the cans with greens, holly and paper whites. It makes a beautiful and inexpensive gift…especially for teachers where so many schools have imposed a price limit on gifting. Fun to get out in the garden again and cut, smell the sweetness, taste the rain as it drips down your cheek… bonus goodness for spreading joy!

taste the rain as it drips down your cheek…