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Celebrating Sweetest Day

What Is Sweetest Day?

Looking for a reason to send a gift? How about Sweetest Day!  Never heard of it?  Well, it is the holiday that celebrates kindness and appreciation.  Sweetest Day is a fantastic way to show your appreciation for a special person, to remember those who are alone, or give back to the unsung heroes of your community.

Chocolate Hearts & CandyGifts are extra special when unexpected and given as a form of appreciation or simply just because. Those receiving a Sweetest Day gift are usually caught completely by surprise.  After all, no one expects a gift/treat on Sweetest Day like they do on Halloween, Christmas or even Valentine’s Day.  The element of surprise and sheer kindness in these gifts is what makes Sweetest Day so awesome.

The History Of Sweetest Day!

Celebrated on the third Saturday in October, Sweetest Day is a tradition that is often forgotten, but has a deep and chocolaty rich history.  The concept of this tradition began with a philanthropist and candy employee named Herbert Birch Kingston. Feeling the weight of  his good fortune and seeing the plight and misfortune of others, Mr. Kingston saw the need to brighten the lives of others.  Understanding the need all people have to feel appreciated, he wanted a day that recognized people simply for being people.  So drawing from his candy background, Mr. Kingston conceived the idea of a holiday that would give candy and small gifts to the underprivileged, shut-ins and [Read more…]

Celebrating Sweetest Day In The Sweetest Way

What’s the sweetest way to show appreciation for someone? With a Sweetest Day gift, of course! Mothers are celebrated with Mother’s Day gifts but one day is hardly complete compensation for the many sleepless nights that go into caring for children and nurturing their dreams. Lovers are celebrated with Valentine’s Day, but so much love is poured out throughout the year that one day is almost long forgotten as the later months of fall and winter come. To show true appreciation for the people that mean the most to you, simply share a “thank you” or “you matter to me.” When a gift goes the extra mile toward a meaningful holiday celebration, many look to a local florist for a Sweetest Day sweet treat.

Sweet Treats Gift Ideas

Sweet Treats Mug Gift

Stacey’s Flowers and Gifts, a creative flower shop in Manistee, Michigan, is well known for their unique stock of sweet gifts and treats. The most popular items are the candy-filled mugs that everyone can enjoy. Children who may not want flowers love the sweet treats and balloons that can be easily attached to the handle. Men are often difficult to shop for when holidays arise, but a personalized gift is always a big win-especially when the gift comes with ounces of delectable goodies.

After birthdays, Valentines Day, Christmas and the many other gift-giving holidays, many wonder why another holiday should be thrown into the mix. The simplest answer is also the best:  to carry on the noble tradition of letting the least of the least know that they are the most important to someone.

Sweetest Day is a burst of confidence and good will that began in 1922 with Herbert Birch Kingston, a candy company clerk in Cleveland. Kingston sought to show appreciation or the forgotten by delivering gifts of candy and good wishes to local orphanages, terminally ill, the disabled and others. The contagious feeling of doing a good deed quickly caught on and is now a popular holiday celebrated primarily in Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin on the third Saturday of October each year. However, the holiday is now taking hold in other parts of the nation as locals to these Great Lakes regions relocate but continue to celebrate the tradition.

You're The Best To Someone

Say You Are The Best To Someone Special

Regardless of location, it is always an appropriate time to show appreciation to someone for their contribution to the quality of our lives. Sometimes the smallest phrases have the biggest impact. “Thank you,” “I love you,” “You mean so much to me,” and “I’m who I am today because you cared” have significant affects on a person. Even cooing “Sweets for my sweet” while presenting a gift basket full of goodies is enough to show someone that he or she has had a significant impact.

Sweetest Day is celebrated every third Saturday in October which falls on October 18th this year. A Sweetest Day gift may not seem like much, but for the people that mean the most to us, this is the least that we can do.

Celebrating Sweetest Day

In the United States, on the 3rd Saturday of October, people in particular regions will celebrate Sweetest Day. This year Sweetest Day falls on October 20, 2007. What is Sweetest Day, you may ask? Well that was my question when a co-worker mentioned Sweetest Day to me.

Primarily celebrated in the Great Lakes Region and parts of the Northeast, Sweetest Day was a concept developed in the early 1900’s by several candy manufacturers to promote good will to those less fortunate. Sweetest Day originally began with the distribution of candy (usually boxes of chocolate) to newsboys, the elderly, the under-privilege, shut-ins and orphans.

However, the holiday has evolved as a way to show appreciation to anyone – young, old, male, female, rich or poor. Flowers, candy, chocolates and greeting cards are sent on Sweetest day to recognize all those special people in our lives.

This is a wonderful holiday – pure and simple – show appreciation to the special people in your life. A concept we should live by every day, but often forget. At least we have one day to remind us of the right thing to do.

In fact, there are many people in my life that deserve a Sweetest Day Gift: the nurses and doctors who took care of my arm, the friends who are always there for me, my dog sitter, Mrs. Shirley, my husband and the list could go on. That reminds me. I need to phone my local florist and order a few gift baskets filled with chocolates and other assorted candies.

Who will you show appreciation to this Sweetest Day?