Saturday is Sweetest Day – a day to show the ones you care about just how special they are to you.
It all started in Cleveland in 1921 when a group of confectioners came together to distribute more than 20,000 boxes of candy to "newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor" in Cleveland. Soon after that, the practice of distributing chocolates and gifts to the underprivileged spread to Detroit, Chicago, Buffalo and beyond.
Now, Sweetest Day is used to recognize romantic partners as well as "friends, relatives, and those individuals whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed during the year," reads sweetestday.com.
Sweetest Day "is simply a reminder that a thoughtful word, deed, or small gift enriches the life of the recipient as well as the person giving it."
How to post your Sweetest Day announcement
Looking for a unique way to wish your loved ones a Happy Sweetest Day? Then post an announcement here on Patch! It's easy, it's free, it's quick, and it's a thoughtful way of publicly letting others know they are appreciated.
To create your announcement, just log in to Patch and then visit http://hartland.patch.com/announcements/new. Add a headline (i.e. "Happy Sweetest Day, Jane Doe!"), write something nice about your sweetie, then upload a photo to go with your announcement.
On Saturday, we will feature your Sweetest Day announcements on the Hartland Patch homepage and post them to Facebook for your loved ones to see!
If you get stuck, check out the video tutorial attached to this story. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Sweetest Day, Hartland!