Are you familiar with Sweetest Day? If not, you should be. This wonderful little holiday observance is popular throughout the Midwest and Northeast, and has been around for approximately 100 years. Originally established by candy companies who donated boxes of sweets to those in need, the day has evolved to represent any sweet gestures made to help someone who may need encouragement. So whether you want to cheer up your favorite aunt who is recuperating from an illness, or to encourage the single mom working hard every day – October 21 is the perfect day to send your best wishes. And Bice’s Florist has the sweetest floral designs and gifts to help you!
A Little History: The original efforts by candy company executives were met by cynicism, as skeptics suspected the businessmen of attempting to start yet another commercial holiday that benefited their pocketbooks. However, it never did catch on as a “candy” holiday, more as a day for acts of kindness.
Studies have shown that flowers elevate moods and generate happiness, so they are the perfect gift for Sweetest Day. Daisies, sunflowers, and roses are all known as cheerful flowers that are sure to make someone smile. Bice;s Flowers also has gifts and yes – sweets – to lift a loved one’s spirits. Heavenly Pleasures, showcased here, is a beautiful presentation of English toffee and gourmet cookies. What a perfect gift for Sweetest Day!
We asked a few of our customers what some of their favorite acts of kindness were, and here are a few of our favorites:
* Running errands for a friend or family member who can’t drive.
* Bringing dinner to a friend recovering from an illness or injury
* Giving a large, unexpected tip
* Calling a friend and offering to pay for dinner out at their favorite restaurant.
* Asking an elderly neighbor if there is anything you can do around their house.
No matter what you decide upon, acts of kindness on Sweetest Day are a wonderful way to celebrate love and friendship. Whether you decide on traditional sweets or a beautiful floral design, Bice’s Florist has what you need. We’d love to help spread the kindness around Fort Worth!