Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Two Great October Holidays

Did you know that October has two opportunities to tell others how you feel?  Well it sure does.  We have Sweetest Day on October 15th and Boss's Day on October 16th (observed Monday the 17th).  So here is a little more about these upcoming Holidays.

Sweetest Day ~ According to Holiday Insights : "When: Third Saturday in October

Now here is a day dedicated just for your sweetie. It exists as an opportunity for you to recognize that sweet and special someone. It doesn’t matter who that person is, or what their relation to you. They just have to be "sweet" in order to get a little recognition.

Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio philanthropist and candy company employee started Sweetest Day. He wanted to bring happiness to orphans, shut-ins and under-privileged. His intent was to show these people that they were not forgotten.  In 1922, he started this holiday by giving candy and small gifts. He often used movie stars to distribute the gifts.

The popularity of this holiday quickly spread. Today, is celebrated with loved ones and friends."  
So what do you get someone for sweetest day.  Well sweets are always nice, you can find some of ours here.  Also flowers are always appreciated.

Boss's Day ~ According to Time &
The concept of National Boss Day began in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, registered the holiday with the United States Chamber of Commerce. She designated October 16 as the special day because it was her father's birthday. Haroski's purpose was to designate a day to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses. She also hoped to improve the relationship between employees and supervisors.
Four years later in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski's registration and officially proclaimed the day. The event’s popularity is growing outside the United States and is now also observed in countries such as Australia, India, and South Africa.
So what does the boss want?  How about a nice dish garden for their desk?  A bouquet of fresh flowers, or flowers in a coffee mug would be ideal.  
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