Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day! May Day!

"Let all thy joys be as the month of May...."
-Frances Quarles

Happy May Day friends. Do you remember the childhood tradition of placing flowers on a neighbor's doorstep on May Day? I love that tradition... where did it go?

How about hanging a tiny basket of flowers on the door handle of your child's room today as a symbol of the merry month of May? I picked some blooms from my yard in Sofia's favorite colors and hung them on her bedroom door. I can't wait to see the joy they bring to her today and all weeklong as we ring in her birthday month and my favorite month of the year.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the launch of my "Amazing Women" series. I'm so excited to share some amazing, creative, wonderful women with you.


  1. Honestly, May Day is one of my fondest childhood memories...making baskets and doorbell ditching the neighbors. I think my brothers sometimes even picked the flowers in the same neighbors yards to use in their baskets...:) But they were always smiling and grateful. What a lovely tradition and a nice idea to do it at home. I'm off to the market to get my May Day flowers!

  2. I loved that tradition, too. Where did it go? Let's bring it back. Love the little posy you created for Sophia! XX Jeanne