As time went on movie stars of the early 1930’s used their fame to get attention for the holiday.
Two such stars were Ann Pennington who distributed candy to 2,200 Cleveland newspaper boys, and Theda Bara who gave candy to theater-goers and patients in Cleveland hospitals.
What started off as a day to remember “the sweetest of them all” has turned into a Midwestern Mini Valentine’s Day. Which I should also mention is slowly, but surely spreading to Florida, Texas and California.
Also, surprisingly, it’s a holiday that is centered around men which P.S. Is news to me! But yeah today is a day where (with respect to all gender norms, titles, and roles or none of the above if that’s how you roll) the women buy small love tokens and sweets for their man to just say hey “I remember you;)”
So, on a day which was made into a holiday way when back when Flappers were making fashion history. Today might be a great day to get your man a sweet cup of coffee and hit the costume shop because Halloween is right around the bend!!!
The overly caffeinated blogger