Did you know?… Mother’s Day Edition

It’s about that time… Mother’s Day is here!  I’m sure it’s been a long week for all you flower people so take a break and catch up on some fun facts about the holiday.

When did it all start?
In 1914 (99 years ago!) President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first observance of National Mother’s Day.  It was decided to be the 2nd Sunday of May every year.

Floral Sales from 2012
Mother’s Day accounted for 24% of holiday flower and plant purchases in 2012 Christmas at 30%
Valentine’s Day at 20%

About 38% of adults bought flowers or plants as Mother’s Day gifts.
72% bought fresh flowers
37% bought outdoor garden plants
38% bought flowering house plants
23% bought greenhouse plants

About 87% of purchases were intended as gifts
70% of purchases were for Mothers
24% of purchases were for Mother-in-Law
23% of purchases were for a wife
15% of purchases were for other relatives
8% of purchases were for friends
5% of purchases were for girlfriends

How many Moms?
4.1 Million women between the ages of 15 and 50 gave birth in the past 12 months

Most Popular Flower to give?
Carnations

Random Mom Celeb Fact: 
Many of the sweaters worn by Mr. Rogers on his TV show were knit by his own mother

Mother’s Day Quote:
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey

I hope you all have a Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

 

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