This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and I hope you take this occasion to celebrate all the moms in your life.
This year, we’re going to visit both sets of moms during the day, and then my husband and kids are taking me out to dinner.
What are you doing for Mother’s Day? Let us know by leaving a comment.
Here are some facts you may not know about Mother’s Day:
- About 122 million phone calls are made to moms in America on Mother’s Day.
- The National Retail Federation estimates that this year U.S. consumers will spend $25 billion celebrating Mother’s Day. Shoppers will spend an average of $196 on Mom.
- One-fourth of the flower and plant purchases made for holidays occur at Mother’s Day, according to the Society of American Florists.
- Carnations had a special meaning on Mother’s Day; a red carnation meant your mother was living, a white one meant she had passed.
- The most popular gift for Mother’s Day is the greeting card. According to Hallmark, we give roughly 141 million Mother’s Day cards each year.
- Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants. According to the National Restaurant Association, in 2018 about 87 million adults made plans to go to a restaurant for Mother’s Day. About 54.7% of us take mom out to eat, spending a total $3.1 billion in the U.S.
- According to the Insure.com 2018 Mother’s Day Index, the various tasks moms perform at home would be worth $68,875 (up from $67,619 in 2017) a year in the professional world.
- Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world. But on different days than the United States. Great Britain, Canada, Costa Rica, Samoa, Georgia, Australia, and Thailand all have designated celebrations to honor their country’s mothers.
- The vast majority of the world’s languages have a word for mother that starts with the letter M. This is because one of the first things a baby can vocalize is the ‘ma’ sound.
I hope you all have a great weekend and a very enjoyable Mother’s Day!