Mom. Madre. Maman. Okaasan. Mama. Mãe. We all have our own way of saying it, and for each of us, the word comes with different feelings, and so much meaning!
May 14 is a day to celebrate mom, motherhood, stepmoms, mothers-in-law and all mom-like influences in your life. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve pulled together some fun facts about moms—and Mother’s Day—throughout history.
But first, please accept a warm “Happy Mother’s Day” from our family at Pigtails & Crewcuts. We hope you have memorable plans for the day, and share it with friends and family. (Personally, we’re partial to a day at the salon!)
– Mother’s Day was declared a national holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson
– Today, Mother’s Day is considered the third largest holiday for retailers, behind the winter holiday season and back to school.
– Last year, shoppers who bought gifts online spent an average of $47 on jewelry, $37 on brunch or dinner, $27 on consumer electronics and $25 on flowers.
– According the National Retail Federation, two-thirds of those celebrating Mother’s Day will mom flowers, spending a total of $2.3 billion.
– Carnations are the most popular flower purchased for Mother’s Day.
– People make nearly 122 million phone calls to moms on Mother’s Day in the U.S.
– According to a survey by FTD.com, men with children spend three times less on Mother’s Day than men without children.
– According to Guinness Book of World Records, the title “Most Prolific Mother” goes to Mrs. Vassilyeva, a peasant in Russia who gave birth to 69 children.
– 353,000 babies are born each day around the world, according to UNICEF. Nearly 4 million babies are born in the U.S. every year.
– According to BabyCenter.com, the most popular names for girls born in 2014 were Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Ava and Isabella. The top boy names were Jackson, Aiden, Liam, Lucas and Noah.