Originating in Cleveland in the early 1900’s, Sweetest Day was in fact established to do something sweet – to pass out candy to orphans, shut-ins and the elderly. The movement was started by the candy companies, so many viewed their altruistic efforts as having an ulterior motive. Critics accused the candy executives of attempting to start a new holiday that would benefit their business. Still, many needy and down-and-out citizens did receive a sweet treat to cheer them up (it was estimated that 26,000 boxes of candy were passed out the first year). Despite the cynical feedback, Sweetest Day did maintain a following for more than a century now, especially in the Northeast and Midwest, but has grown to represent any act of kindness to someone who may be struggling.
Flowers have been proven to uplift spirits and make people happier – and therefore are an excellent choice for a Sweetest Day gift for someone you love. Al’s Florist has the cheerful floral arrangements guaranteed to make them smile.
Which Flowers to Choose? Any light and bright floral designs will lift someone’s spirits. We love spray roses, hydrangea, gerbera daisies and even orchids. Happy colors such as yellow, pink, and purple will transform the mood immediately. Who deserves s on Sweetest Day? Perhaps you have a loved one recuperating from an injury, or a family member still looking for a job. – they are both likely recipients. Anyone who needs encouragement or support would love to receive s on this special day.
What Else Can You Do? We asked some people how they have been cheered up recently. Handwritten notes are a favorite gesture, and recipients also said that they loved finding these notes in unexpected places. A text message checking in on someone, an invitation to lunch, or someone stopping by to help with errands and chores were also high on the list. As you may expect, if you can spend time with someone you love, that is always the best gift – and don’t forget the s!
Al’s Florist loves the idea of surprising those you love with encouragement, whether it be on October 21, or any day of the year. Let us know how we can help you to encourage your friends and family, here in Hollywood or across the miles.