Swedish Easter Baskets

This week I've been making piles of Easter Baskets for the  store.  The tradition is to trim your trees for spring, bring a few nice branches in the house, put in a vase and decorate the branches with heart baskets and yellow feathers.  Festive and bright and ready for Easter.

 

Making the baskets also made me remember a May Day (May 1st) tradition from when I was a kid.  We would weave little paper baskets, fill them with little treats and anonymously hang them on the front door knobs of neighbors and friends houses.  We would make a special point of hanging them at the homes of people who were especially kind to us that year and the homes of families that were going through a hard time.  Is it time to start that tradition again?   

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