Shop the look: May Day Basket - Secret Sale

Good for only one day.  May 1 until 11:59 PM CDT  25% of any apparel, sunglasses, bags, headphones of speakers and of course any bike or board gear.  Surprise your friends and neighbors virtually by sending them this 'basket of goodies' electronically.  (Even if they don't see anything they want it may remind them of a fond childhood memory!)

Promocode - MAYBASKET

What's a May Day Basket?

Through the 19th and 20th centuries, May Basket Day celebrations took place all across the nation:

A reporter in the Sterling, Ill., Gazette in 1871 explained the seasonal ritual this way: "A May-basket is — well, I hardly know how to describe it; but 'tis something to be hung on a door. Made of paper generally, it contains almost anything, by way of small presents you have in mind to put in it, together with your respects, best wishes — love, perhaps. It is hung after dark at the door of anybody the hanger fancies. — Which done, the said hanger knocks and scampers."

The writer went on to say, in the spirit of the times, that if a boy hangs a May basket on a girl's door and the girl catches him, "it's a great disgrace." If a girl is the hanger, "it disgraces the boy again not to catch her."

--Excerpt from: NPR's History Dept "A Forgotten Tradition: May Basket Day" 

How to Make a May Basket?

8 Easy May Basket Designs

 

Does a Basket Need to be Elaborate to Show I Care?

No. Happy May Day!