What are you going to do for Sweetest Day?

I know Sweetest Day is a Hallmark holiday, but I love it anyway!! I have always heard that Sweetest Day is the ladies chance to show their guy some affection,


What are you and your sweetheart doing for Sweetest Day?


 


I am either going to take my FI out to dinner or cook his favorite meal for dinner!

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:36 am
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I've never heard of this. When is it?

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:40 am
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Okay, I'm going to sound like a horrible wife, but what is Sweetest Day? I'm quite intrigued!

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:41 am
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This is a big thing in the midwest as I have alot of friends from Chi-town that celebrate it. Its the guys valentines day! However in my house my FI's birthday is on Halloween so he cant have two holidays! LOL!


 

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:42 am
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I'm with you on this one...never heard of it when is it????

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:42 am
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never heard of this...when is it?

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:42 am
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apm are you from ohio? i think its a man made holiday only in ohio. so i hear :) its oct 15
Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:42 am
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I usually get him a card and a small gift.  One year, I made him "Naughty Coupons" *blush*


 

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:46 am
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I am from Ohio, but it is big all over the Midwest. It is this Saturday.  Here is the Wikipedia info:


 


ORIGIN:


Sweetest Day was a promotion concocted by Cleveland confectioners in 1921.[3] The Cleveland Plain Dealer's October 8, 1921 edition, which chronicles the first Sweetest Day in Cleveland, states that the first Sweetest Day was planned by a committee of 12 confectioners chaired by candymaker C. C. Hartzell. The Sweetest Day in the Year Committee distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy to "newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor" in Cleveland, Ohio.[3] The Sweetest Day in the Year Committee was assisted in the distribution of candy by some of the biggest movie stars of the day including Theda Bara and Ann Pennington.[3]


There were also several attempts to start a "Sweetest Day" in New York City, including a declaration of a Candy Day throughout the United States by candy manufacturers on October 8, 1922.[4] In 1927, The New York Times reported that "the powers that determine the nomenclature of the weeks of October" decreed that the week beginning on October 10, 1927 would be known as Sweetest Week.[5] On September 25, 1937, The New York Times reported under Advertising News and Notes that The National Confectioners Association had launched a "movement throughout the candy industry" to rank Sweetest Day with the nationally accepted Mother's Day, Father's Day, and St. Valentine's Day.[6] In 1940, another Sweetest Day was proclaimed on October 19. The promotional event was marked by the distribution of more than 10,000 boxes of candy by the Sweetest Day Committee.[7] The candy was distributed among 26 local charities. 225 children were given candy in the chapel at the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children on October 17, 1940.[7] 600 boxes of candy were also delivered to the presidents of the Jewish, Protestant and Catholic Big Sister groups of New York.[7]


TODAY:


Sweetest Day commonly involves women giving their husband or boyfriends candy. While it is not as large or widely observed as Valentine's Day, it is still celebrated in parts of the United States, despite persistent allegations of being a "Hallmark holiday."[8]


Retail Confectioners International describes it as "much more important for candymakers in some regions than in others (Detroit and Cleveland being the biggest Sweetest Day cities)".[2] The popularity in Detroit was greatly perpetuated by the Sanders Candy Company. Frederick Sanders of Detroit, Mi was a large promoter of the holiday. In 2006, Hallmark marketed 151 greeting card designs for Sweetest Day. American Greetings marketed 178.[9]


 


Source


 


 


 

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:47 am
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I've never heard of it but it sounds like a really "sweet" day, s'cuse the pun!

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:51 am
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I've never heard of this till now but how sweet! Maybe I'll do a little somethin nice for him :)

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:58 am
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Hahaha I actually have to work for a couple of hours... and then I am going with two of my BMs to get their measurements done and to go over details for the re-construction of my veil.  I will prolly get my FI some candy and a cute card :)

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:11 am
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I've never heard of it but I like it!..I do believe that this year my sweetie and I are going to celebrate SWEETEST DAY...Thank you for telling me about this

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:37 am
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Oh wow! Never heard of it before. : )
Posted on October 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm
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Hmmm... it falls the day before my birthday. I'm not sure I want to give up my weekend ;)

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm
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Im from Michigan and its pretty big around here as well, FI kinda refuses to recognize it. Cant say I blame him! Its a little much!

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm
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lol @ fromcoldtofire...I don't think I would share my b-day weekend either!!

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 4:46 am
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I live in Indianapolis and have never heard of this. o_O  To each their own- if it makes you happy go for it!- but for us I think it's a bit much as well. XD

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 5:32 am
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I've never heard of this!


I might do something special for him. He's not a big gift or sweets person. So maybe I'll pick him up one of his favorite pizzas and some Octoberfest. And candy. That he won't eat, but I will.

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 5:34 am

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