Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sweetest Day

Did you know today is Sweetest Day? Sweetest Day is celebrated the third Saturday in October. 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. Isn't that the coolest holiday! Well, my DH is definitely the sweetest and this is for him. It's a simple matchbook made from cardstock. I folded and stapled a piece of candy inside about 3/4 inch from one end. Then I decorated the front and covered the staple with a piece of ribbon. OH, so easy and quick. Now, go bless your sweetie and you will be blessed beyond measure. God bless you today!

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