10 facts about Mother’s day

Cory Brown

  1. More calls are made on mother’s day than any other day of the year. (Approximately 122 million calls are made on the second Sunday of may.)
  2. Mother’s day is the 3rd highest selling holiday for plants and flowers.  (After Christmas and Hanukkah, more people buy flowers and plants for their moms on Mother’s Day than any other holiday. Around approximately one quarter of all the flowers purchased throughout the year are bought for Mother’s Day.)
  3.  mothers day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants. (According to the Nation Restaurant Association, about 87 million adults made plans to go eat at a restaurant.)
  4. The history of mothers day starts with peacemaker Ann Jarvis (During and following the Civil War, Ann Jarvis made a concerted effort to foster friendship and community between the mothers on both sides of the war. She started a committee in 1868 which established the first glimmer of today’s holiday: “Mother’s Friendship Day.)
  5. Ann’s daughter Anna continued her legacy by creating ht official holiday. (The very first Mothers day was celebrated in 1908.)
  6. Woodrow Wilson signed mothers day into law in 1914. (Wilson legitimized the celebration as a nationwide holiday.)
  7. the most popular gift for mothers day is a greeting card. (Every mothers day there are approximately 152 million mothers day card sent.)
  8. beauty salons get a boost on mothers day. ( On mothers day people will spend approximately 2 million dollars on personal services.
  9. 36% of american plan to buy their mother jewelry. (However flowers still remain the most popular at 69%
  10. One of the earliest mothers day celebrations was celebrated in Ancient Greece. (The Greek would have spring celebration honoring rhea.)