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 s, chocolates and gifts perfect to spread happiness throughout Kansas City this October 21.
For Sweethearts Only? Some people think that Sweetest Day is a romantic holiday akin to Valentine’s Day, but that was never its intent.
If you have people in your life who need encouragement, Sweetest Day is the ideal time to send them a gift to let them know you have their back. Chocolate is still the traditional gift, and s are a logical gift as well. In fact, both are known to trigger happiness and to elevate our moods and well-being. What are the perfect s to lift someone’s spirits? We love bright, cheerful s such as gerbera daisies, hydrangea, roses and lilies. Shown Above: Brightness Bouquet
For Sweetest Day, or any special event, you can trust the experts at Tobler’s Flowers to design the perfect arrangement for every occasion. This October 21, let’s make people smile!