Long before random acts of kindness became in vogue, a young candy worker in Cleveland imagined a day to show strangers that people cared about them. The initiative was the brainchild of Herbert Kingston, and in 1922 the candy company that he worked for took his idea and turned it into reality. The concept was simple - on a designated day, over 20,000 boxes of candy were handed out at orphanages, nursing homes, and to the homeless. While it was originally designated as a one-time event, the media picked up the story and it became a sensation. By 1927, New York State had joined in, and the tradition began to grow regionally. It was dubbed Sweetest Day to reflect the gifts of candy.
A full century later, Sweetest Day is still celebrated in many part of the United States, although it had now grown to include not only sweets, but any act of kindness - or any sweet gesture designed to encourage or inspire someone. Port Charlotte Florist would love to help you in letting people in your community know that you love and support them. Read More about Sweetest Day Celebrates Kindness »