1-800-Self-Storage.com will be selling bouquets of flowers at its Plymouth, Mich., location on Oct. 19 in commemoration of Sweetest Day. The facility at 42360 Ann Arbor Road will have small bouquets available for $1.99 on a first-come, first-served basis, according to a press release.
Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October. Originating in Cleveland in 1922, it’s primarily celebrated in the Great Lakes region and parts of the Northeast.
“In the busyness of a fall Saturday, it’s easy to forget that it’s Sweetest Day. Whether someone is already at 1-800-Self-Storage.com in Plymouth checking on their storage unit, or a local resident driving by, we’ve got them covered with affordable, fresh flowers for the holiday,” said Wendy Carter, operations manager.
Sweetest Day was launched by Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy-company employee who wanted to “bring happiness into the lives of orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten,” according to TheRomantic.com. “With the help of friends, he began to distribute candy and small gifts to the underprivileged.” Since 1922, the special day has evolved to for participants to express romantic love and show appreciation to their friends.
1-800-Self-Storage.com’s involvement in Sweetest Day festivities is part of its Heart for the Community outreach initiative. The company also serves as a year-round drop-off location for organizations that repair and distribute used bikes to needy children. It operates 13 self-storage facilities in Michigan.