Friday, October 15, 2010

sweetest day

I'm participating in a little blog exercise because I'm all about being up for a challenge :-) Tomorrow is Sweetest Day and I've expressed my shock that I've NEVER heard of this holiday until this year - more specifically when I looked at my calendar this week and noticed it. So as well as being up for a challenge, I'm also all about googling things. I looked up the day and am pleasantly surprised at the beginnings of it. It began in 1922 when Herbert Kingston wanted to do something nice for those in need in his city of Cleveland. He delivered chocolate to the surrounding orphanages and hospitals. Since then it's evolved into more of a second Valentine's Day but I like what Kingston had in mind. Knowing the background, I don't mind sharing my birthday with Sweetest Day. May we all find some chocolate tomorrow to celebrate :-)


  1. Wow! How cool is that! I saw that in the list on Google Trends when I was preparing my post, but didn't check it out to see what it was all about. I definitely agree that the intent/origins of The Sweetest Day sounds like something that I'd love to start celebrating with my family!

    I was thinking about taking my son out to an art market downtown tomorrow, but may have to get some chocolates and swing by where I know many homeless folks hang out.

    Thanks for participating in the challenge! And GREAT post (because it inspired me to action)! You rock Amber!

  2. Very interesting, yet it seems like something I'd like to celebrate as well!

    Hmmmmm, I wonder what I would do?