I often wonder why people need a special day to tell one another how much they care. I could never figure out why we had a Sweetest Day, after all we have a Valentine’s Day all ready. This got me thinking, which was first. Which person decided to make flower and candy companies rich first, was it Valentines, or Sweetest. So I went looking…
Valentine’s Day was indeed first, sweetest day has only been around since 1921. Valentine’s Day since the 14th century. Sweetest Day was originally started to bring a smile to the faces of orphans, newsboys, poor people, and older folks. Now you have to be rich to celebrate Sweetest Day LOL. I think Sweetest day should have kept its purpose, how many candy companies are donating sweets to the old peoples homes, orphanages, and the homeless shelters today?
The problem we have is, days are intended for certain things, and over time the whole purpose is changed to benefit business owners. After doing my research on Sweetest Day, I find it sad that the day is not celebrated the way it was intended. I would love to one day see Sweetest Day turned back into what it once was, I challenge candy companies to donate candies to the poor, elderly, and orphans.
This one day is not going to hurt companies, specially with Halloween following, where people spend too much.
So candy companies, this is to you, make today about the people it was intended for, take candy to at least ONE orphanage, homeless shelter, or nursing home, and see the smiles on their faces as you give them something sweet, let them know they have not been forgotten.