Sweet October

Halloween, Tuesday October 31st * National Boss’s Day, Monday October 16th * Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2017

Eeeek!  There are so many happenings in October, it’s scary!  October is the perfect time to cuddle up to your “Beary Favorite Boss” on Boss’s Day, celebrate sweet survival for Breast Cancer Awareness month, or do like “Bobby Boo” and hang out with Frankenstein for Halloween!  At Bonbon Bears we have it covered!

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Remember to cuddle up to your boss on Boss’s Day, Monday October 16th.  After all, every boss needs a little love.  Shower them with sweets, softness, and a boss-worthy stoneware mug with our adorable Bosco the Bear Boss’s Day Candy Bear Bouquet.

Celebrate sweet survival during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2017.  We love the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF), who provides education, access and financial assistance to aid in the early detection, treatment, and survival of breast cancer for underserved and uninsured individuals, regardless of age or gender.  If you know someone who has battled/survived breast cancer, remember them with our Pink Pizzazz Sock Monkey Breast Cancer Awareness Candy Bouquet.  2.5% of our profits from this bouquet are donated to the ABCF!

And last but not least, (not to mention the very last day of October), it’s time to dress up like a monster and eat too much candy on Halloween, Tuesday October 31st.  We can thank the ancient Celts for this time honored tradition, which is thought to have originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.  Plus ancient Irish, British and Scottish festivals that included apple bobbing, and “mumming” and “guising”, where people went house to house in costume reciting verses or songs in exchange for treats.  When youths in Scotland performed this ritual, they threatened to do mischief if they were not welcomed.  Sound familiar?  Today we call this trick-or-treating!  Our customs today are also thought to have been influenced by Christian dogma, since Halloween is the evening before the Christian holy days of “All Hallows’ Day” on November 1st, and “All Souls Day” on November 2nd, thus giving October 31st the full name of “All Hallows’ Eve”.

Indeed Halloween is a very old holiday, rich in history and tradition.  And the “beary best” way to celebrate is with our frighteningly sweet and cuddly Bobby Boo and Frankenstein Too Halloween Candy Bear Bouquet.  Send this spooktacular gift to your “sweet pumpkin”, and honor all the Halloween traditions, with “Bobby Boo” the bear “guising” as a bone chilling ghost, offering treats and threatening mischief with his ceramic pal Frankenstein.