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May Day, May Day

No, not in the sense you’re thinking…

As you may know, and according to Wikipedia, “May Day was  celebrated by some early European settlers of the American Continent. In some parts of the United States May baskets are made. These are small and usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone’s 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.”

As children, we loved May Day – we’d make little baskets out of paper to use as a vase to hang flowers on our door and then run away and hide – thinking my mom wouldn’t know who the flowers came from – we loved it!  Design*Sponge has a great tutorial to create your own May Day Basket here.

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