If you are wondering what the Sweetest Dayis, orNational Boss Day/National Bosses Day, for that matter, have I got news for you– these are actual occasions in which ordinary citizens like yourselves are going out to stores and buying gifts and cards. Bosses Day 2010 (sometimes spelled as Boss’s Day 2010) and Sweetest Day 2010 are both taking place this weekend and creating a lot of buzz, so if you haven’t caught the latest news about these occasions, let me sum them up by saying that 1) yes, they are relatively recent inventions, and 2) they are about being kind to those who serve and are less fortunate, and about being kind to those with more power than you, respectively. If you enjoy celebrating every random holiday but don’t like the expense, there are some simple ways around it to show that you care.
Free printable cards are a good way to go if you are trying to be simple, frugal, and not succumb to the capitalism suggested by our seemingly superfluous holidays. Amy Judd at Now Public points readers in the direction of sites like Blue Mountain and Hoover Web Design for some options. Or, if this is not your preferred kind of “free,” try the free shipping over at Greeting Card Universe on 10 cards or more, which ends on Oct. 20. They also offer free e-cards.
Sweetest Day is a lot like Bosses Day, and not just in date proximity. Both are ridiculed for their lack of necessity or merit, as is implied over at Current News . After all, why should we celebrate a Valentine’s Day Part Two (that being Sweetest Day), whose original goodwill messages are more akin to those of the Christmas season? Some say because unlike Valentine’s or Christmas, there is no religious meaning to it– it’s for everyone. Fair enough. But then why should we celebrate Bosses Day, when the employee-boss relationship is designed to be mutually beneficial? Do they have an Employee’s Day? Isn’t it just another way to kiss up to the boss? Maybe so, which is probably reason enough for its continued existence.
For any number of special occasions– from the manufactured and silly to the long-lasting and meaningful– Greeting Card Universe might be for you, with over 400,000 cards.
Sweetest Day and Boss’s Day both occur this weekend, so if this latest news caught you off guard and you intend to “celebrate,” last minute options don’t have to be pricey, just thoughtful. After all, most of us will acknowledge that to us, these are not “real” holidays anyway.
Amy Judd, Boss’s Day 2010: National Boss’s Day is the Sweetest Day?, Now Public
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