A Guide to Sweetest Day and Sweet Gift Giving

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As I celebrated Sweetest Day this weekend, the number one question I heard repeatedly was, “What is Sweetest Day”. Herbert Birch Kingston, in Cleveland, Ohio, established Sweetest Day around 1922. The holiday, celebrated on the third Saturday of October every year, brings happiness to the “forgotten”. Kingston, and fellow employees at the candy shop he worked at, gifted orphans, the homebound, and more with candy and small gifts each year. In the 1930’s the holiday gained notoriety when celebrities, Ann Pennington and Theda Bara, began celebrating the holiday by giving back to local children too.

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Since then the holiday has grown to showing appreciation to others, including family and friends. It has also morphed into a romantic holiday as well. The holiday was once only celebrated in the Great Lakes area but is slowly going nationwide, celebrated by millions each year. In the tradition of staying true to the origins of the holiday, cookie company “Cookies by Design” has created Sweetest Day Cookie Baskets that you will love. Whether you are giving a basket to a lover, friend, family, or a stranger, Cookies by Design has the perfect Sweetest Day gift basket for you. Though Sweetest Day passed on October 19, the sentiment is valid at any time of the year.

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Written by Kia McClain

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Kia McClain at Expedia CruiseShip Centers: Kia McClain is an avid lover of fashion and style; she started her fashion-writing career as a ghostwriter and stylist. Kia is also a successful entertainer and syndicated, freelance writer at Yahoo! As a poet and spoken word artist (Fierce), she became a top ten artist on popular music sites. This exposure led to her becoming a radio personality at 99.3 the Joynt, where she had a show with World Famous DJ DX, close friend to Nicki Minaj. Nicki often created drops for the show and stopped by the station as an indie artist. Kia also met celebrity photographer, KJ Anderson, who started an entertainment company with her, VRE7.com. She served as co-CEO of the company for over two years. Kia has worked with world-renowned celebrities such as Jeff Timmons of the multi-platinum boy band, 98 Degrees and more with her own marketing company, PitchSavvy.com.

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