Did y’all know that there are over 82,500,000 mothers just in the United States, according to the US Census Bureau? Mother’s Day dates back to the ancient Greeks who used to celebrate Rhea, the ‘mother’ of the gods. Early Christian used to celebrate the day on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor the virgin mother Mary. The first ever Mother’s Day as we know it was celebrated in the US was on May 10, 1908.
Over 96% of American consumers actually take part in celebrating Mother’s Day; of these consumers, $671 million is spent on cards for these beloved mothers. ‘Meh, dats alotta cards sha!
Mother’s Day is the second largest gift giving holiday, Christmas is number one. Moms can get tired of the same old flowers, bath and body products, cards, and other predictable gifts. If anyone has a down-home, southern, Cajun mother send her some delicious Cajun crawfish! Where ever she is in the US, she can have a little taste of home! …..Just in case anyone is looking for a uniquely original gift idea!