Happy May Day and Mother Goose Day

May Day is an American tradition that was originally an ancient Pagan holiday celebrating the start of summer. Over the years, it also evolved into a day to commemorate the historic struggles of the labor movement and the 1886 Haymarket Affair that occurred in Chicago.

May Day is traditionally celebrated with lots of flowers and dancing, planting trees, making a May Pole or making a May Day basket filled with goodies and leave them at friends and neighbors doors. It’s kind of fun because you get to play ding dong ditch em’ but leave them a little gift to make them smile.

This cute little basket of flowers 3D art from Paper Pixies Designs would be great to make a card for that special someone or to include in a May Day Scrapbook page.

Basket of Flowers

Need a gift for someone you love? This Mason Jar Rustic Farmhouse Tin Table Top Centerpiece from Shutey’s Bottle Shack Home Decor is so adorable it is sure to make anyone feel like Spring is in the air.


Today is also Mother Goose Day, which honors the imaginary author that wrote a collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes still loved to this day. In 1987 Gloria T. Delemar founded Mother Goose Day.

Mrs Brittons Creations has the perfect addition to any baby’s nursery. This 7 Point Star Baby blanket makes me think of wrapping up all cozy. I can just hear Twinkle, Twinkle little star in my head.

MrsBrittonsCreations 7 Pointed Star

MrsBrittonsCreations – 7 Pointed Star Blanket

Of course, here at Gypsy Spoonful we like to call it Mother Goosie Day to honor our fearless leader! If you missed the post about our very own Heather Gray who founded Gypsy Spoonful, you can check it out at here!

Hope you have a great May Day and Mother Goose Day!

Make sure you join our group on Facebook group so you don’t miss the Gypsy Spoonful Summer Auction starting May 4 at 6PM. Join here.

  1. One of my happiest memories as a child is dancing around the May Pole in grade school!