In celebration of Mother’s Day, I’ve discovered quite a few very interesting facts about the holiday that I thought I’d share with you.
1) The creator of Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, became so disillusioned with the capitalism associated with the holiday that she spent the latter portion of her life trying to have it removed from the calendar.
2) According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 66% of those celebrating Mother’s Day will buy flowers, spending an estimated $2.4 billion in 2016.
3) The most popular flower to give to mother is carnation.
4) Red or pink carnations or roses are worn by people whose mothers are living; white is worn for those who have passed away.
5) The most uniquely searched gift for Mother’s Day in Hawaii is Cake Pops; in Alaska it’s “Love Poems.”
6) Mother’s Day is the most popular day of the year to eat out. 38% of consumers eat out on Mother’s Day spending 2.7 billion dollars.
7) Only about 2% of greeting cards purchased are Mother’s Day Cards. (Christmas and birthday cards are numbers 1 and 2)
8) In the U.S. alone around 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day.
9) In what used to be Yugoslavia, children would tie their mothers up on Mother’s Day. They got free only by paying the children with treats.
10) The oldest mom on record is Satyabhama Mahapatra, who gave birth to her first child, a boy, at age 65 in 2003.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!