When we were little, May Day was a big day. Until my sister and I were seven, we lived in Minnesota, so I’m not sure if it’s a Midwest thing or what, but it was a day to be celebrated. Any by that I mean candy and flowers were at the center of it all, but to me it was all about making and filling the baskets. One year my mom actually got strawberry baskets and ribbon ahead of time, but mostly we used whatever we had on hand. Dixie cups, colorful construction paper rolled into a cone shapes with holes punched for a ribbon to be attached as a handle. We would fill the cups or cones with flowers (spring flowers that were popping all over the yard and garden at this time of year) and candy and then hang them on the recipients door, ring the doorbell and run. That was all part of it….that the May Day Basket (cup or cone) was left anonymously. Such a funny tradition that seems to have faded away. I always make a few May Day baskets for my friends and this year I made short bread cookies with a lemon glaze, lemon candies in a weck jar and a lemon-thyme plant.
I sealed each package of shortbread cookies with a 2.5″ round sticker from Minted.com.
Since my May Day theme was lemon I opted for a lemon-thyme plant rather than flowers.
These adorable note cards are from Minted.com. They are made of heavy card stock and add the perfect touch to my baskets.
I used white lunch bags I found at Walmart and just cut a scalloped edge and then used a hole punch. I lined each bag with the top part that I cut off to make the bottom of the bag a little sturdier.
Happy May Day!