Sweetest Day, observed each year on the third Saturday in October, was created during the Great Depression when a candy store employee, Herbert Birch Kingston, decided to spread happiness and good cheer to those less fortunate than him. Orphans, shut-ins and others who tend to be forgotten were gifted with candy and treats to make their day a little sweeter. Griffin’s Floral Design is eager to help you keep tradition alive with our wide variety of gift baskets and floral arrangements you can choose to send to the sweetest ones in your life. Read More about A Sweet Treat For Your Sweet »
Some say it was 1916, others that it was 1923 - but regardless of the date of the original Sweetest Day, we all agree on how it began. A homegrown Ohio holiday, the first observance of this day was in Cleveland approximately 100 years ago.
History tells of a group of candy company executives who banded together to give small gifts of candy and chocolate to orphans, shut-ins, and others who were down on their luck. Down through the years, the holiday has come to represent acts of kindness to anyone who could use a smile. And although the inaugural celebrations had nothing to do with romance. many people do think of Sweetest Day as a "little Valentine's Day". Regardless of who you want to surprise on October 21, Griffin's Floral Designs has the bouquets, gifts, and chocolate you will need to make them smile! Read More about Sweetest Day Inspires Acts of Kindness »
Posted by Russ Griffin on October 4, 2017
| Last Updated: October 8, 2017