Thursday, October 13, 2011

Swedish Day

So this Saturday (October 15th) is Sweetest Day...

"Sweetest Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in October as a day to make someone happy.  It is an occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed.

Sweetest Day is not based on any single group’s religious sentiment or on a family relationship.  It is a reminder that a thoughtful word or deed enriches life and gives it meaning."

 It is not widely celebrated, but why not use it as an opportunity to randomly do something nice?

Send someone some snail mail just to say hello. (From Rifle Paper Co.)
Buy your friend some flowers. (Or the print of some from this Etsy Shop.)
Or serenade your boo just for the heck of it. (Image from "Say Anything," found here.)

Sweetest Day always reminds me of this story:

My sister was a freshman or sophomore in high school, and one night my mom picked up Jayne and her date (let's call him James) from the movies. They got in the car and noticed a red rose sitting on the dashboard. "What's with the rose?" James asks. "Oh, they were handing them out at dinner tonight. It's Sweetest Day," says my mom. James' response: "Oh my gosh, we're Swedish too!"


  1. HA HA HA! Love that story! Happy Swedish Day!

  2. Thanks Carrie! You are the swedish.