Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Sweetest Day

One Saturday in 1921, a committee of men in Cleveland began a trend of delivering small gifts to orphans and shut-ins who needed a special day. That kindness spread to other cities, notably Buffalo and Detroit, and became known as "Sweetest Day."

That was appropriate since the committee was made up of Cleveland's top candy makers. Although it did not reach the heights of Valentine's Day as hoped, it is a legitimate special day. Hallmark has 163 Sweetest Day cards. Most of the cards today have a romantic theme even though the day is to make people that someone cares.

Give candy, a card, some small gift or a kind word or deed. It shouldn't cost much to let someone know you care. Have a sweet day.

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