In an attempt to reinvigorate a lovely tradition of the past, The Nest invites you to join us in making May Day baskets and spreading some much needed positivity to our friends, coworkers and neighbors.
Hand make flower baskets using repurposed materials and flowers from Camryn Lane Florals on Sunday, APRIL 30th at The Nest. (Each basket is priced 'per piece' based on stem and container selection).
- Hang them on the door of your friends and neighbors on Monday, MAY 1st.
Knock and run away (or stay and give them a hug...your choice)!
JOIN US IN SPREADING SIMPLE JOY THIS SPRING!
MAY DAY BASKET HISTORY LESSON:
Having roots in Gaelic traditions from the 1600's, May Day has historically been a Northern Hemisphere celebration filled with flower crowns, maypole ribbons, dancing and the welcoming of Summer. Celebrated on May 1st, the tradition spread around Europe and The America's; each culture embracing and morphing the day into a seasonal celebration of their own, recognizing the deities of Beltraine and Flora The Goddess of Flowers, or simply spreading happiness and joy for the coming of a new season.
Late 19th century America modified this tradition to include gathering flowers at the end of April's showers, arranging them in pretty paper along with some gifts and candies, and hanging them on the doors of friends and neighbors as a way of welcoming them into warmer weather. They would hang the basket, knock and run away! A more positive and uplifting form of doorbell ditching!!