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How do you celebrate spring? Maybe you give your garden its annual makeover. Or, you enlist the family in a day of juice-fueled spring cleaning. Of course, you can always kick off spring in the most American way possible — by breaking out the baseball mitts and having a catch in the backyard.
Whatever your preference, these activities all have one thing in common: They all signal that spring is a time for a fresh start and new beginnings. And, to us, nothing says “fresh start” and “new beginnings” like seeing the first flowers come out of their winter hibernation and start peeking through the thawing blades of grass. That’s when we know it’s time to shed the winter blues and prepare for the season of life and growth.
So, this year, let’s celebrate spring by immersing ourselves in all things floral. Here are six spring flower ideas to help you celebrate the season of renewal.
1. Eat (or send) flower-shaped cookies
What better way to ring in the season than with a batch of Cheryl’s buttercream frosted cookies shaped like flowers?! There are so many different ways to enjoy these, and all of them are delicious. Send a friend or family member a cookie card to get them into the spring spirit, or treat yourself to a box of floral-themed delights. It’s a great way help spread spring cheer.
2. Create a nature book
Have your kids gather flowers from your backyard or the local park and add them to their own collection box. Then, use mod podge or a similar adhesive to secure the flowers onto the page. Next, provide the children with markers so they can label the flowers accordingly for a creative and enriching experience.
3. Make a bouquet of spring flowers
An easy yet festive way to celebrate spring is by simply gathering flowers and creating your own bouquet. Dress up your vase with a seasonal ribbon, and you have a beautiful and fresh decoration for the home.
4. Plant your own spring flowers
If you don’t have a flower garden, start one! Gather the family and plant seeds together, and watch them grow through the years. If you don’t have a lot of land to work with, a container garden is also a great option.
5. Go on a family hike
Take the whole gang out for a day of fresh air and flower identifying. Make it an educational — and fun! — experience by seeing who can name the greatest number of plants as you make your way through your natural surroundings. A little friendly family competition never hurt anyone, and you’ll all learn a bit about botany along the way.
6. Share the splendor of spring flowers
Getting flowers “just because” is such an unexpected delight — as much for the recipient as for the sender. Surprise friends and family with a slice of spring delivered right to their door with an arrangement of stunning blooms. It’ll make their day (and yours).