Almost exactly 100 years ago, a group of candy executives in Cleveland had a sweet idea - to hand out boxes of candy to orphans, shut-ins, and the elderly. Dubbed "Sweetest Day", the inaugural event saw 26,000 boxes of candy distributed. However, the idea was met with some cynicism, as many thought that perhaps the executives were attempting to start a tradition that would benefit their pocketbooks more than the people receiving the sweet treats. Still, Sweetest Day persisted, especially in the Northeast and Midwest, and is still a tradition in much of our country.
And although some still choose to give candy, Sweetest Day has grown to include any act of kindness benefiting someone who may be down on their luck. On October 21, people across Anchorage will be making their friends and family smile - and Bagoy's Florist & Home will be helping with beautiful floral designs and bouquets. Read More about Sweetest Day Gifts & Flowers »