Spring is in full bloom, and as things continue to warm up, we here at Wildflower Stem & Sundry in the greater Baltimore and Annapolis area are reminded of all the beautiful things that come with it. One of the most beloved traditions observed during this time of year is May Day, a holiday that has been celebrated for centuries. This occasion is all about welcoming the return of pleasant weather and the start of the growing season. It’s also a time to celebrate new beginnings and the beauty of nature — and what better way to do that than with flowers?
The History of May Day
People have celebrated May Day in various ways throughout history, but one of the most popular customs is giving flowers to loved ones, friends, or even strangers. This custom dates back to ancient times when folks would leave fresh flowers on doorsteps as a symbol of spring’s arrival — and sometimes as a sign of romantic interest. Nowadays, May Day is a joyful commemoration of community and togetherness. It’s a chance to show appreciation for the people in our lives and spread some cheer with a beautiful bouquet.
Sending May Day Flowers
If you’re looking to get into the spirit of May Day, we have DIY kits that can help you bring the festivities to the next level. They come with all the materials you need to create your own display, including flowers, baskets, and ribbon. Blooms may include tulips, gerbera daisies, roses, daffodils, snapdragons, and more. Whether you’re making them for yourself or for friends and family, these kits are a fun way to get creative and usher in the energy of the season. Or, if you prefer, you can order a May Day arrangement that we’ll carefully curate and deliver to the recipient of your choosing.
Celebrating May Day with Friends
One of the best things about May Day is that it’s a holiday meant to be celebrated outdoors. After all, what’s better than enjoying the warm springtime sunshine and fresh air while surrounded by beautiful trees, plants, and flowers? If you’re looking for a way to make your celebration even more special, consider hosting a picnic or garden party complete with fresh flower arrangements. You can also set up a flower crown-making station with fresh blossoms and ribbons and invite your guests to make one. We have all of the supplies you need to make this activity both elegant and fun.
Decorating Your Maypole with Flowers
Another fun way to celebrate May Day is by participating in a Maypole dance. This tradition involves dancing around a tall pole decorated with flowers and ribbons. It’s a joyful and festive way to welcome the return of spring and bring the community together. If you’re not sure where to find a Maypole dance in your area, consider organizing your own. You can set up a pole in your backyard, decorate it with flowers, and invite your friends and family to join in on the fun. We can provide you with custom arrangements or loose stems that you and your fellow celebrants can use to adorn the maypole.
May Day is a beautiful celebration that reminds us of the magic of springtime. Whether you’re sending flowers to loved ones, creating your own May Day baskets, or dancing around a bloom-festooned Maypole, there are so many ways to get into the spirit of this special holiday. And with our fresh blooms and DIY kits here at Wildflower Stem & Sundry, it’s easier than ever to add some floral flair to your festivities.