A few years ago, our family had a neighbor who would randomly send her girls over with a handful of flowers. When we heard the knock, knock, knock at the door, my kids and I always ran to answer and then after thanking the girls, we excitedly put our flowers in water, to enjoy as long as possible. I loved these surprise flower drop-offs. They made me think of the old May Day (May 1st) traditions.
Years ago, May 1st was filled with celebrations, including the making of May baskets. The flower and treat-filled baskets were secretly placed on neighbors’ door handles for a May Day surprise. This is one tradition I’d love to see brought back!
What if we as a community committed to surprising a few friends with flowers on May 1st this year? Would you join me in this?
Here are a few simple ideas for your May Day flower surprise:
Create a simple hanging vase with a recycled can and leave it on a friend’s door. Grab the full tutorial here.
Fill a mason jar with flowers and attach a cute tag. Grab the free printable here!
Create simple May Day mini-bouquets and drive around with your kids, leaving them on the door steps of some of your favorite people. Grab the easy DIY here.
Pop flowers in a paper bag, tie with string and deliver to friends. Find multiple arrangement ideas here.
“The earth laughs in flowers.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
So….are you in? Let’s spread some love on May 1st, by surprising someone special with flowers. I’d love to see what you come up with so, be sure to post your pictures to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram, using #NWHealthyMama.