October is a sweet month for many reasons, but the most being the fact that we celebrate Sweetest Day, which falls on Saturday, October 17 this year!
Sweetest Day actually has quite an interesting history dating back to 1922. That was when Herbert Birch Kingston, a candy employee and philanthropist, decided he wanted to cheer up the local orphans, elderly, and poor people in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Because he worked in the candy industry, Kingston started handing out sweet treats to the less fortunate.
Following his lead, other local candy makers began to do the same—and eventually the third Saturday in October was proclaimed as the “sweetest day of the year.” As time went on, “Sweetest Day” became more and more romance focused. In fact, today many view the holiday as a second Valentine’s Day. What better way to convey your heartfelt sentiments on this lovely holiday than with a beautiful Sweetest Day eCard?
In addition to claiming Sweetest Day, October is also becoming a very popular month to get married. In fact, they’re saying “October is the new June” for weddings. Some reasons for this? The weather is still nice and quite cozy, not too hot or too cold. (There’s not much rain this time of the year either.) The scenery is vividly gorgeous with colorful foliage. Venue and vendor prices seem to be somewhat lower. And October conveys a more relaxed and comfortable mood than other busy months.
Of course, as more couples get married in October, more couples will be celebrating their anniversaries in October, too—which is the perfect opportunity to share well wishes with a touching Love or Anniversary eCard.
And last, but certainly not least, did you know that October is National Dessert Month? A whole month dedicated to sweet confections and delectable treats! (For other fun food holidays throughout the year, click here.)
As our gift to you, here’s a special recipe from our staff for elegant little Chocolate Lava Cakes, which make the perfect ending to any romantic dinner.
Click Here to download and print the recipe card.