Chances are if you live outside of the Midwest you’ve probably never heard of Sweetest Day. As with every holiday there is always some issues as to how the holiday came about. Historically Sweetest Day is observed on the 3rd Saturday in October. 1n 1922 in Cleveland Ohio in the height of the Depression. Birch Kingston a candy employee wanted to bring joy to children and shut-ins who had fallen on hard times. He distributed small boxes of candy along with his friends and neighbors. Soon after other Clevelanders joined in and the holiday was born.
If you live in Michigan the story is a little different. Some unknown candy worker who worked for Sanders Candy Co. wanted to bring joy to children and people who had fallen on hard times and enlisted his friends and family to distribute candy.
No matter which story you believe. Sweetest Day is celebrated in the Midwest the 3rd Saturday in October. Their are Sweetest Day Cards, and all sorts of gifts to get your Sweetie to celebrate this day.
Edible Arrangements has gift baskets starting at $25
Kroger Stores has a Dozen Long Stem Roses for $9.99
Sanders Candy Co. always has delicious treats to buy for your Sweetie (I Love their toppings!)
My Sweetie is taking me to dinner at Armando’s in Mexican Town and then we’re going to catch a movie. What are your plans?