In the early 1900's, a young man by the name of Herbert Kingston had an idea. He worked in a candy company in Cleveland, and thought that giving away chocolates to the poor, orphaned and elderly would go a long way to telling those people that they mattered and were not forgotten. His idea inspired the company executives, who agreed to giving away over 25,000 boxes of chocolate, resulting in the first Sweetest Day. Within 5 years, the day had become a regional celebration, and had spread as far as New York State, who made it an official holiday.
Through the years, the observance has evolved into a day which encourages acts of kindness for those who need a smile. Tobler's Flowers has the flowers, chocolates and gifts perfect to spread happiness throughout Kansas City this October 21. Read More about Sweetest Day – A Century of Sweet Gestures