History of Mother’s Day

Carnations

Ancient History

Gaia
Rhea

Christian traditions

Opposition

  • The most popular day to eat out in the US: $55 individual spend
  • A huge revenue generator for American jewelers
  • A boon to American florists: $2.6 billion
  • A specialist gift day including clothes and accessories: $1.5 billion
  • The mother of all greeting cards holiday: $68 million

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Bill Petro

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