There are many ways to celebrate Sweetest Day – whether sending flowers to tell someone they really are the sweetest, or sending sweet gifts to commemorate your relationship. Observed primarily in the Northeast and Midwest, this observance is actually over 100 years old, and specializes in promoting good deeds to those who need them most. Boyd’s Flowers has always been in the business of making people feel loved and appreciated, and would love to help you to let someone know how you feel on October 21.
History: The original Sweetest Day consisted of local candy companies handing out boxes of chocolates to orphans, shut-ins, and the poor. Although they gave out over 26,000 boxes of candy that day, the effort was met with skepticism as to their motives, with many suspecting they were trying to establish a new holiday that would benefit their bottom lime more so than the needy.
Today, Sweetest Day is a wide-open opportunity to lavish those you love with acts of kindness. If someone you know needs a smile, surprise them with a gift or a visit. We asked some locals what their favorite ways to cheer people up were, and here are some of their answers: *
- Call them up and ask to take them to lunch.
- Deliver a home-cooked meal or dessert to a neighbor who lives alone.
- Send a handwritten note to let them know what they mean to you.
- Send a gift card or gourmet gift basket to someone still looking for work.
Of course, flowers have been proven time and again to instantly lift peoples spirits and positively affect their sense of well-being. Whether a simple gift of gerbera daisies, or an extravagant bouquet of roses – the team at Boyd’s Flowers is ready to help. Sometimes, life can be a little tough. On Sweetest Day, show your family and friends in Wilmington and beyond that they are amazing, and that you think they are just the sweetest.