SUNDAY IS MOTHER’S DAY!

Submitted Fri, 05/10/2013 - 6:24am by BossFrog

If you haven’t bought your mom a present yet, there’s still time- this Sunday, May 12th is Mother’s Day!  Mother’s Day in America was founded in 1908 by Anna Jarvis and became an official holiday in 1914, under President Woodrow Wilson.  In other countries, Mother’s Day dates back to various traditional celebrations and festivals.  In the U.S., Mother’s Day is the biggest holiday for long-distance telephone calls and the third most popular holiday for church attendance after Christmas Eve and Easter.  It is also extremely commercially successful, and is one of the biggest days for sales of flowers, greeting cards and other gifts.  A survey found more than 90% of Americans plan to celebrate Mother’s Day this year and will collectively spend up to $20.7 billion.  And while many people plan to gift jewelry, electronics and other items, experience gifts like spa days and brunches are expected to be especially popular.