Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy May Day!



Happy May Day bloggers! I've found that time really does fly as you get older, and I'm not liking it very much. I feel like I'm so far behind on stuff, gardening mainly. But I can blame the weather for that, but still! Onto May Day, does anyone celebrate it anymore? I think we all should, and I'm starting a new/old tradition within our family, May Day. I love the idea of this, so today, my two little grand daugthers will find a May Day basket hanging on their bedroom doors, filled with fresh flowers and a note from Grandma. I will continue this every year because it does matter to me and I want the girls to know what May Day is all about.
In case your not sure what May Day is, let me explain it to you like I will to them. For many hundred of years, May Day baskets are meant to demonstrate the joy of gift giving, dating back to pre- Christian Europe as a tribute to Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers. A basket of any kind over flowing with flowers is secretly placed on the door step of a neighbor or loved one, demonstrating the gift of giving without receiving. Now, I for one love this concept, if more people would show their love for one another without expecting something in return, I think life would be so much nicer.
So, let's do something about it, it's not too late! Surprise someone today with a little basket of flowers, left on their door, maybe a neighbor, family member or special little girl or two! lol I plan on making up something more traditional but anything that can hold water will do, so get creative and I know how creative you are so share your ideas with us! Bloggers are the best so spread the word and the love! Celebrate May Day with me!

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