Halloween Now and Holidays on the Horizon

This is the time of year when holidays come along ~ bing bing bing ~ one after another, and the sharpest of holiday planners is ready for instant changeover once Halloween exits, Thanksgiving comes and goes, Christmas moves through and a New Year is ushered in. Going too fast? Well, with your proverbial ducks in a row, holiday transitions will go smoothly all fall, and you’ll look like a very close cousin to Martha Stewart.

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October 24, 2017 / Blooms Today

It’s the Sweetest Day ~ October 21

Here is a sweet holiday with the most noble of motivations. Sweetest Day was first celebrated in Cleveland in 1921 for distributing candy to neglected and forgotten residents in the city. Herbert Birch Kingston’s suggestion to bring some sweet happiness into the lives of orphans and shut-ins on a special day launched Sweetest Day as the third Saturday in October. About 20,000 boxes of candy were taken to children and elderly and street people that first year.

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October 17, 2017 / Blooms Today

National Boss Day ~ October 16

Here’s a day to turn the tables in the workplace and honor The Boss. Supervisory jobs have many challenges and being recognized on this one day can mean a lot. Supervisors need to sort out priorities, know and capitalize on each person’s strengths, organize work hours and manage small and large crises. They can also be responsible for financial results, special projects, sales and marketing, attending meetings inside and outside the company, traveling, generating reports and dealing with legal matters in terms of compliance. Each Boss needs to be some combination of leader, listener, counselor, mediator and planner.

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October 10, 2017 / Blooms Today
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