Can you believe it’s May already? As much as I dread the heat of the upcoming months of summer in the South, I love springtime and the lovely flowers it brings. Last week marked May Day, and I just love the holiday that marks a blossoming season. May Day is on May 1 and is celebrated by the delightful tradition of May baskets. These are small baskets usually filled with flowers and treats left at someone’s doorstep. The giver of the basket is to ring the doorbell and run away, leaving the cheerful surprise. Of all the holiday traditions, this one is especially my style as it celebrates some of my favorite things: flowers, giving, and a beautiful spring.
The spring issue of one of our magazines, The Cottage Journal, features a wonderful piece on the tradition of May baskets. I introduced you to gardening expert Tovah Martin recently, and this story of hers is a marvelous example of her writing that is just a delight to see and read. Pick up the spring issue of The Cottage Journal to read it and many other features celebrating this charming season. And remember, even though May Day passed, any day is a good day to bless a loved one with the gift of a blooming basket.
What would be in YOUR May day basket?