Today, several states in the United States are observing Sweetest Day. Are you?
The idea is simple: give friends and loved ones sweets, flowers, and/or cards. Sound familiar? Yes, it’s similar to Valentine’s Day, but with less emphasis on romance. Still, according to Hallmark, 80 percent of Hallmark’s Sweetest Day cards have a love or romance theme.
The first Sweetest Day was in 1921, and it was planned by… you guessed it… a candymaker. But his intentions were not completely selfish. He organized distribution of candy to orphans, shut-ins, and the poor.
This is a full page Sweetest Day editorial published in The Cleveland Plain Dealer on October 8, 1922. Sweetest Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of October, especially in the Midwest.
While some people accuse Sweetest Day of just being an excuse for card and candy companies to profit, I think it’s nice to think of the holiday as a time to simply do something nice for someone.
In that spirit…..for those of you who enjoy boxed sets, we’re excited to be able to offer you hours of reading enjoyment!
Deadly Dozen 2 from The Twelve (and friends)!
Exciting follow up to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Deadly Dozen (no longer available!) is this terrific LIMITED EDITION thriller boxed set featuring 14 individual books from The Twelve and two guest bestselling and award-winning authors.
More than 103,000 readers devoured New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Deadly Dozen and clamored for more.
Now, The Twelve presents Deadly Dozen 2!
12 award-winning, USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Authors you know and love
2 Guest Authors
2 New Tales you’ll only find here!
Deadly Dozen 2 contains:
- J. Carson Black – Cry Wolf
- Joshua Graham – Direct Action
- Allan Leverone – Parallax View
- Michele Scott – Dead Celeb
- Cheryl Bradshaw – Bed of Bones
- Diane Capri – Jack in the Green
- Vincent Zandri – The Shroud Key
- Carol Davis Luce – Night Prey
- Aaron Patterson – N19Teen
- Cory Clubb – Dead Letter
- Jack Patterson – The Warren Omissions
Sweetest Day is a lovely holiday, don’t you think?