Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sweetest / Boss's Day

Sweetest Day is celebrated each year on the third Saturday of October. Although often thought of by many as a second Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day is actually a day meant to celebrate all the people who make your life special. It’s an occasion to make someone happy, a chance to celebrate and give gifts to relatives, friends, and associates.

Sweetest Day was founded around 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio by Herbert Birch Kingston who was a local candy company employee. Kingston sought to bring cheer and some happiness to the lives of those who were often forgotten. With the help of his friends, he began distributing candy and small gifts to children living in orphanages, those stricken with illness or disabilities, shut-ins, and others who were forgotten.

The traditional observance of Sweetest Day involves the same types of gifts and acknowledgements as Valentine’s Day with the most popular being cards, flowers, chocolates, and candy.

Sweetest Day is an original American holiday that is not based on any single group’s religious sentiment or on a family relationship. It is simply a reminder that a thoughtful word, deed, or small gift enriches the life of the recipient as well as the person giving it.

In 2010, Sweetest Day will be celebrated on Saturday October 16th. Remember to celebrate the holiday and touch the life of someone special with a gift of flowers, plants, chocolates, or an eCard.

Also today is Boss's Day !!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone.


Holly said...

Happy Sweetest Day!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I gave my sweetie a card today. It was more popular in Illinois that it is here in California!

That corgi :) said...

I never heard of Sweetest Day; what a "sweet" day to celebrate!! thanks for telling me how it got started, Caroline :)


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