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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Do you celebrate Sweetest Day with your Sweetie?

Disclaimer:  The last link in this post is not G-rated.  I was given a product in exchange for my post.  No other compensation was received.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own, yours may differ.

For lots of people, Sweetest Day is just a Hallmark Holiday- thought up by candy and cardmakers to boost sales.  Actually the first Sweetest Day, back in Oct. 1921, began as a day to spread love and cheer to the less fortunate.  It was planned by a committee of 12 confectioners who distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy to newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor.  It's now known as a day to show affection to the one's you love, namely your significant other.
I know lots of people don't really celebrate Sweetest Day, but when you think about it- isn't it nice to have a day to remind us to recognize and appreciate the love in our life?  And no, you shouldn't need a holiday to remind you, but with life it's easy to overlook and take for granted the person that means the most to you.

So why not use the day to show your other half how much you love having them in your life?  As women, and more so as moms, we tend to almost always be multi-tasking and thinking of a million and one things we have to get done.  It's good to have a reason, a nudge, a gentle reminder to re-connect with your partner.

Simple ways to reclaim that passion, of course the traditional flowers, card, or candy is a good place to start... but why not make it more intimate?  Schedule some alone time, put on some sexy lingerie, light some candles, and let that special someone in your life know you still care enough to make an effort.  And remember it's ok to be a mom and be sexy, you're a mom because you have kids, and you have kids because... well we all know that story.  ;)  So tell your Sweetie you love them this Sweetest Day, in whatever way you feel comfortable.


michelle said...

First time I heard (read) about it. Good to know.

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