Random Acts of Kindness

May Day Flowers – mini challenge

A few years ago I wrote this article for the Fiskars corporate website which outlines several May Day traditions including my very favorite; May Day baskets. Surprising a friend or neighbor with a small bunch of spring flowers left on their doorstep is a completely charming thing to do and I’ve never met a crafter yet, who doesn’t love random acts of kindness.IMG_1030My challenge to you is to show some love this May Day and to rejoice in the changing of the season (hopefully those of you in the mid-west are seeing signs of spring by now?!!?). I’d like you to create your own little spring bouquet of flowers – they can be paper flowers, picked from the garden, bought from a store or growing in a pot for a friend, neighbor, teacher, stranger or loved one. Of course, you’ll need to make a ‘Happy May Day’ gift tag to go with it. You might like to leave them on the doorstep as a surprise or you might like to present them face to face. Either way, take a photo of your May Day basket and upload it to our FB page with the title May Day RAK. Though the bouquet should really be given to the recipient on May 1, you have until Monday May 5 at 11.59PST to get your photo uploaded. I’ll pick a winner from among the entries and will send them a prize. Contest open to residents of USA and Canada (excluding Quebec). Winner to be announced on/around Tues March 6 via FB message.