Friday, May 2, 2014

Celebrating May Day






Over the last three years we have been slowly adding festivals to our year, choosing the ones that speak to us and the journey we are on. Yesterday we added May Day to our festival calender and it was celebrated with much love and joy. We kept it simple, creating May Day baskets with some water colour paintings, ribbon, and tulips and then hand delivering them to unsuspecting friends and family. A simple note saying Happy May Day was left inside and they were hung on the front door.

Our hope is that they brought a little smile to those who received them and brigthened their day just a little bit.

Happy May Day!

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    1. Thanks, we had fun and will definitely be continuing this tradition :)

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  2. Such a sweet and simple tradition but one that really is so very fun! This is our second year celebrating May Day by leaving baskets and I dare say it may be our most favorite tradition of all! Love the way your baskets came out! We may have to try the cone idea for the neighbors next year too! Happy May Day, dear friend! xo

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    1. It is so lovely, Shel, and Reece and his little friend that joined us really had fun. Definitely adding it to our regular festival schedule :)

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  3. What a wonderful gesture! I'm sure everyone was touched.
    Are those your tulips? They are beautiful. Ours are still about 3 inches high! LOL!

    Have a wonderful week-end!

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    1. Thanks, and I do think everyone enjoyed their little gift. No those are not mine, ours are about the same height as yours. Our crocuses are just blooming now.

      You too, enjoy!

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  4. You are all so sweet! I love this idea Kim and it's one I'm going to pass on to my daughter since they live in a neighborhood and Emerson would love it.
    I hope you have a really great weekend.

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    1. Awe, thanks Tracey. I bet Emerson would love it.

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  5. oh this is so sweet. i enjoy bringing quiet and secret smiles to others. lovely tradition and wished we had done the same. maybe we'll attach it to another day coming soon.

    my he has grown!

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    1. Thanks Monica. It is such a simple pleasure to bring a little joy to someone's day. Love that my little man enjoys it as much as I do. It is May for the entire month, you can celebrate May Day at any time :)

      I know, he just won't stop :)

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  6. I've been leaving little baskets for the neighbor children since we moved in five years ago. This year I was surprised with my very own basket left by them :) it's a small gesture, and at the same time one full of heart. I'm sure your family will love this holiday. Be well.

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    1. I saw your basket on FB, how very lovely. We already love it :) Have a lovely weekend.

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  7. Oh how I wish I had a May day surprise on my door front!

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    1. And I wish we could have left you one. xo

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  8. So fun. I've never celebrated this day. Next year we'll have to try it out.

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    1. It was fun KC, you should definitely try it, I bet the girls would love it!

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  9. An amazing idea, and one that I am sure brought a smile to so many faces!

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  10. Such a kind and gentle way for you and Reece to begin the month...May Day nosegays are one of my favorite traditions.

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  11. What a beautiful, new tradition! So simple, so kind.

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    1. Thanks! You know me, simplicity is where it is at :)

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  12. What a great idea! We too, are adding more dates to our calendar. Was planning on hammering a pole into our back yard with ribbons for yesterday, alas the cold I have said, 'good luck', so...next year. :)

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    1. Thanks! I am thinking it might be fun to do that once Reece gets a little older. A few friends, a pole, some ribbon and lots of fun...something to look forward to :) Hope you feel better soon.

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  13. What a lovely idea Kim. I wish you lived near me in more ways than one. : ) xxoo

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    1. Thank you Julie. You know how much I wish the same :) xo

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