May Day Basket Ideas

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Although May Day isn’t celebrated here as widely as it is in Europe, I still think it’s one of the sweetest holidays. The tradition of leaving a basket of flowers and treats on your neighbors door reminds me of simpler times, when neighbors actually knew one another. And did you know, historians say, if they catch you in the act, they must give you a kiss!

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I think it’s best to keep things easy and create a basket with items you have on hand. For me, that’s always fresh organic eggs. And from my garden, a handful of English roses and a few sprigs of greenery. For the treats, I tucked in coffee beans and my Ultimate Nut Lovers Granola.

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Nothing was expensive or over-the-top, it’s really just in the presentation and thought. Here are some other items you might have at-the-ready to make your own baskets.

A batch of homemade cookies or muffins.
A small posy of whatever might be growing in your garden.
Or a single bloom from a tree or plant would be lovely.
Freshly picked roadside wildflowers.
A small canister of tea or coffee.
An assortment of candies or chocolates.
Homemade jams, jellies or lemon curd.
A loaf of homemade bread or scones.

May Day is celebrated next week on Wednesday, May 1st. Just enough time for us to plan ahead and make someones day special.

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