It’s the Sweetest Day! – Saturday Oct. 19th

Here is a day that gives you an opportunity to recognize someone who is “sweet”. Whether it’s through a kind thoughtful word, deed or small gift, remind them that they’re appreciated and not forgotten.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
~Mark Twain

Legend has it that Sweetest Day was established around 1922 by Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio, candy company employee who wanted to bring happiness to the lives of those who often were forgotten. Him and others gave out candy and small gifts to orphans, sick people and others to let them know that someone cared.

A little recognition goes a long way.

These days the Sweetest Day is usually celebrated with loved ones and friends by giving them candy, flowers and small gifts. However, you are encouraged to follow the intent of the original holiday and find ways to recognize those in need.

Here are few popular ways to commemorate the Sweetest Day.

– Send them candy and a bouquet of fresh flowers
– Write them a note
– Treat them to a nice meal
– Help them tackle their to do list
– Show some affection
– Tell them something that will warm their heart

What are you planning to do for your “sweety” this year?