Sweetest Day is a charmingly simple holiday that was started way back in 1922 by Herbert Birch Kingston, a small candy store employee. The reason? Quite simply, it began as a means of showing people that someone cared… that a thoughtful word, deed, or gift enriches the lives of more than just the recipient. This October 17th (always the third Saturday of every month) is Sweetest Day and here are some (yummy) ideas for you!
- Keep it classic! A simple sweet rose can light up your love’s eyes, but how about a classic cookie collection! Created to look like a beautiful single rose, it’s a wonderful way to “sweeten” your honey’s day.
- Your co-workers labor through the day, just like you, and often could use some inspiration. A Gourmet Tray of cookies and handwritten notes of appreciation can touch the toughest heart.
- A Smiley Face Bouquet will delight your friends or family members, especially if coupled with a loving card or bear hug.
- Not all gifts need to be elaborate – just think about what brings joy to someone’s life. The person ahead of you in line at the coffee counter? Buy their cup! Or volunteer at a shelter, your child’s school, or animal adoption center. Help that elderly person put their groceries in the car at the grocery store. The options of spreading sweet cheer are endless.
I hope these ideas for Sweetest Day stir your giving side. It only takes one person to do something nice, but oh how it spreads like the ripples in a pond.