Sweetest Day is approaching and how will you celebrate? It’s not a holiday I made up, but a day of celebration. A day to express appreciation for the special people in your life and to reach out to others. Sweetest Day is celebrated this year on October 18.
They Say: The first observance of Sweetest Day occurred in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston a candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of orphans, shut-ins, and those who had been forgotten. With the help of his friends, he distributed candy and small gifts to the underprivileged. Today the holiday is primarily observed in the Midwestern Region of the United States.
Share the Joy
I hope you will join me in telling the special people in the world how much they mean to you. Here are some ideas to celebrate Sweetest Day :
Sweets for Your Sweets
Give the one you love their favorite candy: a luscious champagne truffle is always a nice surprise.
Ways to share sweetest day with others: Take bags of candy to a local orphanage. (check with them first)
Fill a clear jar with notes on all the reasons you love your main man or woman and why they are special to you.
Ways to share sweetest day with others: Take “You are special notes” for everyone in a nursing home. Printed on colored paper and cut with decorative scissors fancies them up a bit.
Sweets for You Only
In a beautiful card or on lovely notepaper, leave a special note for your special person, telling him/her how much they mean to you.Leave the note in a surprise place where they will find it easily: mirror in the bathroom or over the dresser, sock drawer, coffee maker, purse, or briefcase. Be Creative!
Ways to share sweetest day with others: Put a flower on every tray at a nursing home. Special touch: tie a small bow on each.
Treat the special person in your life to a delicious cupcake with a “delicious” note attached.
Ways to share sweetest day with others: You can deliver cupcakes or cookies to a local orphanage or nursing home. (Check with them first and take something for those who can’t eat sugar.) Add small notes for each person that say, “You matter.” or “Thanks for being you.” or “Thanks for being special.”
Sweetest Gift of All
Telling someone how special they are can change a life!
Share with me how you will celebrate Sweetest Day this year?