Saturday, October 21, 2006

Happy Sweetest Day!



NEVER, have I ever heard of this holiday until this year. A few weeks ago when I was looking for anniversary cards for Greg I came across a section in Hallmark, like the Halloween section or Mother's Day section, that said Sweetest Day. WHAT? Did someone jsut make up this holiday or have I missed it the past 34 years.

I browsed through the cards and they were much like Valentine's Day cards and decided to pick one up for Greg. Yes, I jsut gave him a Love (anniversary) card three weeks ago but he deserves many of these cards for making my life so happy and blessed. I didn't think to look on the back of the card to see if there was somes sort of explaination about sweetest day and forgot to check it out online when I got home.



I remembered buying the card last night and dug through my cards I pick up when I'm out and found it. I turned to over to see if there was indeed a reason I was giving this to Greg other than because I love him and his is really sweet! On the back of the card it read...


Celebrated on the third Saturday in October, Sweetest Day started in 1922, when a candy company employee organized a group to help deliver candy and small gifts to orphans and others whose lives needed brightening. Today, lovers and romatincs embrace the day as well, but it's still atime to remember those who bring happiness to our lives.


Rats!! Why didn't I research this sooner? This would have been a fun and uplifting service project for our family to embrace. I don't know where there are any orphanages around but plan on finding out in the future so I can maybe make this a yearly family tradition. If there aren't any orphanages around us maybe we can just deliver or mail things to people who bring joy and happiness to our lives.

*As anyone ever heard of this holiday? Have you ever celebrated it? *

5 comments:

Jenny said...

I would have never thought there was such a holiday. Love the card. What a sweet idea.

Mimi said...

You might want to consider the Children's Shelter for your "Sweetest Day" family project. There are many children brought there from undesirable homes or parents, until foster homes can be found for them, who could probably use a little sweetness in their lives. Greg's cousin, Jenny Whalen, could probably steer you in the right direction for that project. There are several other orphanages in the San Antonio area.

Nana said...

Happy Sweetest Day to one of the sweetest little families I know. I couldn't be prejudiced could I? Thank you Angie for always remembering our sweet son and supporting him on this long journey you have shared and will share forever. The idea for family traditions are always a great way to make those forever memories. We love you, we love you all and miss you lots.

Jill said...

I've heard of it before, but never knew what it was about. It sounds like a good idea.

michelle said...

I've never heard of Sweetest Day. It sounds like one of those holidays I would see on the calendar and just brush off as a non-holiday. So kudos on making it into something celebratory!