Sunday, May 2, 2010
We had a May Day celebration at our school on May 1st. The children could listen to the elementary school rock band, tour a fire truck, see a police car and police officer, plant a seed to take home, get their face painted, eat ice cream, and finally, make a May basket! I remember that when I was a little girl, we would leave May baskets anonymously on our neighbor's door with candy and flowers inside. The idea was to celebrate spring. When I was a young mother, my neighbor would make posies of flowers and antique handkerchiefs, and pass them around the neighborhood. I have used those handkerchiefs in my Casa to embellish various materials, and I remember my neighbor's kindness every time I see my creations. May baskets are a lovely way to welcome beautiful weather and show people that you care. It is the sweet and simple gestures that sometimes count the most of all.