Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day became an “official” holiday in the United States with President Woodrow Wilson’s Mother’s Day Proclamation on May 9, 1914. This makes the US holiday 100 years old today!

10 Facts About Mother’s Day

• Mother’s Day is celebrated in the United States the second Sunday in May.
• More telephone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year.
• Mother’s Day is the third-largest card-sending holiday in the United States, with 141 million cards exchanged annually.
• Mother’s Day is the second most popular holiday for gift-giving, following Christmas.
• $1.9 billion is spent annually on flowers for Mother’s Day (69% of all gifts given are flowers)
• Mother’s Day accounts for one-fourth of all holiday sales of flowers and plants.
• There are an estimated 85-90 million mothers in the U.S.
• The National Retail Association expects nearly $20 billion to be spent on Mother’s Day this year!
• Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.
• Mother’s Day is celebrated in close to 50 countries in different parts of the world.

Happy Mother’s Day to you!

Any Mother’s Day plans for Sunday?

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