Just in case you thought that random acts of kindness were a contemporary phenomenon, Sweetest Day comes around to remind you that people have been awesome and compassionate for a long time!
Sweetest Day was the idea of Herbert Kingston, a line worker in a Cleveland candy company in the early 1920’s. Herbert thought that it would be a kind gesture to give out boxes of chocolate at orphanages and nursing homes. He ran his idea up the corporate ladder, and the powers-that-be agreed to the plan. The media got a hold of the story, and the sentiment of doing nice things for the underprivileged began to grow. In 1927, New York State declared Sweetest Week, and nearly 100 years later, many regions of the United States still celebrate the holiday. However, now the day has grown to include any sweet gesture that lifts someone’s spirits. Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist loves partnering with you to brighten people’s days, on this occasion and throughout the year.
We asked some of our friends how they liked celebrating Sweetest Day, and here are some of our favorite responses:
* Dropping a grocery card at the front door of someone looking for a job, or helping a single mom with the same.
* Sending fresh-baked cookies or brownies to first-responders, or to a nurses station at the hospital.
* Picking up a bouquet of flowers and hand-delivering them to a shut-in or elderly neighbor.
* Calling someone you know is lonely, and inviting them to lunch.
Of course, one of the most wonderful ways to tell someone that they are the sweetest is with a gorgeous floral design. After all, we know that flowers have an immediate and long-lasting positive impact on our moods – so who can you cheer up today?
Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist believes in the power of flowers to make people happy- we see it every day. From Glendora to Whittier to Rowland Heights, we are your hometown floral choice.