May Day is such a whimsical holiday - secretly sharing spring blooms on friends' and neighbors' doorsteps. It is one of those things I say I'm going to do but never remember to do on the first of May. I do, on occasion, leave special treats outside my friends' doors throughout the year - cookies on valentine's days, homemade candy during the holidays or farm fresh sweet corn in the summer.
When Mike and I got engaged, I left these "Will you be my bridesmaid?" peony bundles on my bridesmaids-to-be doors. Hello old camera and old front door!
I do realize it is not May Day today, as I write this. However, Mike and I owe our neighbor a big "Thank You." So, as I was documenting this Cherry Blossom inspired Thank You gift, I thought it would be great inspiration for May Day, as well.
My gift bag included a loaf of Cherry Almond Pound Cake and a bundle of Blooming Cherry Branches, along with a thank you note.
The recipe for the Cherry Almond Pound Cake will be posted tomorrow (update : here is recipe the link!). I hope everyone is not bored of pound cake posts yet - they are just so great, the perfect little sized cake for me to whip up during the week... and I always have all of the ingredients on hand.
As I said in my Banana Cream Pie post, I really need a nice wide window sill in my new kitchen...
remember this post about what I like to keep in my kitchen to help me easily package goodies?
No printer or computer needed to create this Thank You Card.
I used a stamp from Paper-Source with a chalk inkpad. I love that with this stamp I can turn anything into a Thank You gift. The scalloped edge paper is also from Paper-Source.
I wrapped the branches in clear cellophane - it is one of the things I always keep in the house. I use it as filler in bags and baskets, too.
Ready for delivery!