As a newcomer to the Midwest, I’d never heard of such a thing as “Sweetest Day”… and on today, falls that Sweetest Saturday.
Walking into a store and seeing it flooded with remnants of Valentines Day memorabilia… flowers, cards, balloons, candy and teddy bears everywhere….
I am thoroughly confused ….
So, without delay I whip out my phone to find out what this celebration is all about…. because clearly I didn’t get the memo….
Apparently, what began as a day to show care to disadvantaged individuals including orphans, the elderly, and the less fortunate in 1922 by way of distributing thousands of boxes of candy, has evolved into a regional day to celebrate and show care toward male partners and friends. A day created by the confectioners association and a pinnacle for the candy industry to unite classes has evolved into what people have explained to me as the male’s Valentine’s Day.
So for those of you with a male significant other in your life, friend, lover, boyfriend, fiancée, husband… feel free to show him some love today. Personally, I think everyday is a day to celebrate those important to you, but here’s nothing wrong with putting a little extra umph in your efforts and making a day of it!
Here’s a few ideas to get the ball rolling… To The Man You Need To Appreciate (Gift Ideas)
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Hit your local Walgreens, Walmart, shopping mall and if nothing more, Pinterest that ish and get creative!
1) Create a romantic evening for two
2) Cook a meal with love and a Sweetest Day dessert Soup You Can’t Stop Eating! (recipe)
3) Send a card, letter, e-card, or musical message
4) Take him on a date
5) Show him that you care
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