Happy Mother's Day!



Want some evidence of how complete the corporate takeover of yet another one of the great American holidays is? Check out these figures from an article by Sandy Haksi and Katherine Dodds:

Estimated Mother’s Day Spending 2008:

Dinner/Brunch – $3 B
Jewelry – $2.7 B
Electronics – $1.2 B
Flowers – $2 B
Clothing & Accessories – $1.4 B
Spa, Salon & Personal Services – $1.1 B
Gift Cards/Certificates – $1.6 B
Home & Garden – $696 M
Greeting Cards – $672 M

Source: National Retail Federation

Surprised? Read the entire article on GNN about the history of this important day.

AND DON'T FORGET TO CALL YOUR MOM!!
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2 comments:

  1. Being a mom is not about what gifts you get. It's about the gift you gave to the world - your children. And, if you look at your children with pride, that's the most precious gift any mother could ever want. My children have given me this gift many times over and I am sure I will continue to receive this heartfelt gift in the years to come. Thank you, Doug and Alanna, for being you.

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  2. :) thanks for such kind words!

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