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Do you celebrate Sweetest Day? It’s a well-known holiday in many cities, but the majority of Americans don’t recognize it annually. For those in the Great Lakes region, though, it is a popular date. Our Sweetest Day chocolate gifts for her and him will bring a smile to any recipient’s face. We even have last minute Sweetest Day gifts for the procrastinators out there. Send romantic gifts for Sweetest Day to your sweetheart, but don’t stop there. Consider sending Sweetest Day get well gifts gifts and thinking of you gifts to those often forgotten. Nurses, teachers, and big sisters and brothers will all appreciate special recognition on this sweetest of days! Learn more about the holiday’s history, and find Sweetest Day 2011 gift ideas, only at Shari’s Berries.
Sweetest Day was originally dreamed up by Herbert Birch Kingston, a candy company employee. He wanted to bring happiness to underprivileged people, including orphans, shut-ins, the elderly, and the ill. He began distributing candy and small gifts to them, with the help of his friends and family. It seems that having Sweetest Day gourmet treats delivered has been a tradition since the very beginning! Since that 3rd Saturday in October, 1922, the holiday has evolved to include pretty much everyone. Valentine's Day gifts are usually sent to wives and husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends. On Sweetest Day, though, you can also express appreciation and affection to close friends and family. There’s another big difference between the two holidays, and it relates to gender. On Valentine’s Day, presents for women are the clear priority. Sweetest Day is more focused on presents for men, giving the ladies a chance to shop for their boyfriends and husbands. The more you send romantic gifts for Sweetest Day, the more you will receive…that’s what we’re hoping, at least!
The romantic aspects of the date have grown in significance, but the holiday retains its roots in goodwill. People still send Sweetest Day gifts to hospitals, orphanages, and retirement centers. The original founder, Herbert Birch Kingston, would surely approve, but his associates weren’t quite so generous. A committee of twelve Cleveland, Ohio confectioners officially launched the new holiday, hoping to increase candy sales. Celebrities of the day helped promote the new annual event, and they focused on the philanthropic nature of the holiday. Screen siren Theda Bara celebrated Sweetest Day by sending 10,000 boxes of candy to people in Cleveland Hospitals; she also gave candy to everyone who came to see her film at the local theater. Movie star Ann Pennington took a similar route, offering 2,200 boxes of Sweetest Day candy to Cleveland’s newspaper boys. Consider your own community when seeking Sweetest Day ideas for him and her – you might think of others who deserve some recognition! People like your mailman, receptionist, and babysitter will all be touched by your thank you gifts on Sweetest Day.
Some recipients won’t even realize that the third Saturday in October is a holiday, but that just makes your gift all the more of a surprise! Express gratitude on a greater level with Sweetest Day just because gifts, only at Sheri’s Berries.
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