Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Things to Love About May

April in Kansas City has been full of showers. Like the saying, "April showers bring May flowers." May starts off with May Day with baskets full of lowers but also brings many additional occasions for us to celebrate heritage, family, and ones we have lost. See how Handmade in KC artists can help us in the month of May with touches of themselves and their handmade pieces.

May Day encourages us to create May Day baskets for our neighbors or participate in a May Day celebration. (May Day on May 1 is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival. It is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures in Europe).  

Even if you are little late fill a heart shaped basket to hang on the door of a neighbor or the one you love from Demeter's Charisma!  Your neighbor will love it!

Cinco De Mayo
Whether you celebrate Cinco De Mayo because you need a reason to drink margaritas or Corona's or your heritage takes you back to Mexico and you understand the meaning behind the celebration! (Cinco de MayoSpanish for "Five of May", the holiday is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza SeguĂ­n.)

Attend a Mexican fiesta or celebrate all year long while wearing this upcycled keychain from FabTabulous!  While we have your attention, this or one of FabTabulous' other beer themed items would make a great Father's Day gift!

Pop Tab and Bottle Cap KEYCHAIN - Corona Light -  black and mustard gold - eco-friendly/upcycled - under 10 dollars
"This is a totally unique, upcycled keychain made from pull tabs of post consumer aluminum cans, a 1 1/8 inch key ring, and black leather cord. It features a post consumer black and mustard gold Corona Light beer bottle cap which has been woven right into the design." ~FabTabulous

Mother's Day reminds us to say thank you to those who have helped raise us or have helped us when our mother is no longer there to do it herself. (Mother's Day is a day to honor the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society).  If you are late with your Mother's Day gift here's your chance to redeem yourself!  

Taking time to show our appreciation and love can be as simple as giving her a Spa in a Jar from Seasons of Love!

"This spa sets contains all the basic spa materials and a few other deluxe items. So take some time and enjoy a long bath with your bath bomb, exfoliate dry dead skin with a moisturizing sugar scrub, or lather on some whipped body butter to leave your skin soft and smooth. Spa sets are a great way for you to sample a variety of items as well. " ~ Seasons of Love

Memorial Day

Spring is also the time for baby showers and dressing little ones in outfits allowing them to show off their patriotic spirit as they help pay tribute to those who have fought for their freedom! (Memorial Day in the United States is a federal holiday established to remember the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces.)

Dress up your little one or share with a friend with this patriotic ensemble from Handmade by LoloZ

Baby Girl Patriotic Gift Set - open back top, ruffle bloomers, sandals
"Adorable set in coordinating red, white and blue stars and stripes prints. Open back top has ruffle trim and snap closure. Bloomers have three rows of ruffles and elastic legs and waist. Sandals have elastic. Available in 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 and 12-18 months - specify size when ordering."~Handmade by LoloZ

Whether May means celebrating spring, Mother's Day, Mexico's victory, or recognizing those who have fought for freedom, it is a month full of hope and thanks! Handmade in KC has numerous artists who can help you find a unique way to show your support or love!

A big thank you to Kjrsten from Demeter's Charisma for creating this blog post.  

1 comment:

  1. The executive chef here was a genuinely nice person and never made us feel like we were just "business" for him. He was extremely competent and organized. Because of the natural beauty of the event venues Chicago, we were able to get away with very minimal decorations.