Welcome to another Freebie Friday! Can you believe we’re already in May? Did you know that May 1 is commonly referred to as May Day? May Day falls approximately halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice. It’s also synonymous with International Workers’ Day or Labour Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labour movement.
For me, May Day reminds me of dancing around the maypole in elementary school. Oh, how I loved the bright, shiny ribbons and the fun music my teacher would play as we danced around in circles. It literally made me feel like a fluttering butterfly. Speaking of butterflies… We spotlighted some beautiful butterfly projects in our March/April 2009 issue. And since they’re still so trendy, here’s another look:
And since I’m always on the lookout for new sentiments, here’s some of my favorite butterfly quotes:
“The butterfly counts not months, but moments, and yet has time enough.” ~Rabinhranath Tagore
“Happiness can be as elusive as a fluttering butterfly, but as easily attainable as a crawling caterpillar. Put aside the net and let it happen.” ~Brian G. Jett
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.” ~Richard Bach
“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly. “One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ~Hans Christian Anderson
“Butterflies are not insects. They are self propelled flowers.” ~Robert A. Heinlein
Guess what I’m giving away today? That’s right! Butterflies! Since we’re right between spring and summer, leave a comment telling me your favorite spring/summer activity. Three random winners will win an assortment of butterfly product featured below. All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Sunday, May 3. The winners will be announced on Monday’s blog.
Happy May Day!
P.S. Make sure you check back here on Monday. We’re announcing the details of our May Gallery Challenge!