By Gina Mahony
Sweetest Day is the Third Sunday in October. This year it is October 18, 2008.
Sweetest Day is dedicated to the sweetheart in your life. It is a time to recognize that special someone – whether a husband or wife, girlfriend or boyfriend or young child.
Did you know that sweetest Day was founded around 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio by Herbert Birch Kingston. He was a local candy company employee. Herbert Birch Kingston wanted to bring cheer and joy to lives of children living in orphanages, those with illness or disabilities and others often forgotten. He began distributing candy and small gifts. Many people throughout the country have never heard of Sweetest Day. It is said that it is celebrated or known more throughout the Great Lakes Region.
Of course over the years the celebration has turned into a great shopping occasion. It was, however, only intended to be an occasion to share a simple gift or token of love. Whether celebrating the day with a loved one or bringing candy or gifts to children in need, take the opportunity to bring a smile to the face of someone special.
Popular gifts include a variety of candy gifts, cookie gifts and small gift ideas that make a perfect gift this Sweetest Day! Go ahead, bring a smile to your loved one! If you are celebrating the day with someone more special, there are a variety of fun and romantic gift ideas including personalized pillowcases or pajamas or frames that make great gifts for the occasion. And, most of the item these gifts are very inexpensive.
Sweetest Day has become a time to express romantic love and also to show appreciation to friends. So in the spirit of Herbert Birch, celebrate this Sweetest day with small tokens of affection and spread some sweetness to all you know.
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