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Sweetest Day

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Sweetest Day

When: Third Saturday in October

Now here is a day dedicated just for your sweetie. It exists as an opportunity for you to recognize that sweet and special someone. It doesn't matter who that person is, or what their relation to you. They just have to be "sweet" in order to get a little recognition.

Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio philanthropist and candy company employee started Sweetest Day. He wanted to bring happiness to orphans, shut-ins and under-privileged. His intent was to show these people that they were not forgotten. In 1922, he started this holiday by giving candy and small gifts. He often used movie stars to distribute the gifts.

The popularity of this holiday quickly spread. Today, is celebrated with loved ones and friends. However, we encourage you to follow the intent of the original holiday, and find ways to give candy and small gifts to those in need.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATRICIAAK 10/20/2012 10:21PM

    Interesting beginning

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THINAGIN2 10/20/2012 3:17PM

    I sure hope that you have the sweetest day possible!

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GEMINI-SKY 10/20/2012 7:26AM

    Hi Alan,,,It seems to be a Big Holiday here in Ohio as the card company, American Greeting based here, picked up on it and started making cards.
Candy companies, like Malley's (also a local company), make candy just for this holiday.
Chocolate covered Strawberries and Grapes.
Hubby looks forward to them every year.
So I say to you, Happy Sweetest Day Allan.

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ROX525 10/20/2012 7:14AM

    I did not know this. Thank you.

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