Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day

at least that is what i call today. when i was little we had a fun little tradition on the first day of may. my mom started it with us when we were very little (as early as i can remember) and we did it annually! we would make little cones out of wallpaper samples and fill them with fresh flowers and a ribbon hook. we would then make the rounds to the older ladies in the church. we would place the flowers on the door handle, ring the door bell and run! i LOVED it and still remember it like it was yesterday. i know we were "caught" a few times and the look on those little ladies' faces were priceless. who doesnt love flowers? especially flowers with a little card from a 5 year old. my mom was always teaching us to do sweet things like that for people. i really wish i had a picture of us doing this...mom, do you have any?

well, today i started the tradition again. i had to revamp it a little, but i still get so much joy giving flowers to women to are so deserving of some spring joy and brightness. i bought some bouquets of flowers, cute vases from the dollar store, ribbon and hand written notes. thankfully my handwriting has improved over the past 25 years. i still had so much fun delivering the little may day surprises! seeing the smiles and excitement from my co-workers (the ladies of the church) was so great! peter did help me a little last night and we cant wait to share this with our kids in the years to come!! here is a picture of one of the may day bouquets!

the quote says "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” C.S. Lewis

do you have any spring traditions?

blessings, ALo

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