This month brings us the celebration of Sweetest Day, observed on the third Saturday of October each year. This philanthropic day was created by Herbert Birch Kingston in 1922 as a means of distributing a bit of happiness to the downtrodden during the Great Depression. Kingston, a candy company employee, gave candy and treats to orphans, shut-ins and others who had seemingly been forgotten. Today, we observe this day by bringing surprises to those in hospitals, shelters or nursing homes. The professionals at Marco Island Florist are happy to share our wide variety of floral arrangements, plants and gift baskets with you as we help you celebrate Sweetest Day this year. Read More about It’s The Sweetest Day Of The Year »
Although Sweetest Day has been a holiday since the early 1900's, until recently it was largely only recognized in the Midwest and Northeast. It's name may make you think that it is a romantic observance, but in fact the day was established for a far different purpose.
The first Sweetest Day was actually a community event organized by local candy company owners in Cleveland, OH. The executives handed out over 26,000 boxes of chocolates to shut-ins, orphans, and those down on their luck, in order to let them know that they were not forgotten members of society. The intent of the day has always been to show support and encouragement to those who may be struggling, with "sweetest" referring to candy. However, over the years, the day has evolved to include any kind gesture. Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts is proud to supply the floral designs, gifts and chocolate that will convey your love and friendship. Read More about Sweetest Day Gifts to Show Kindness »