If you recall, Mother’s Day is NOT my favorite day of the year. Only two of my four kids are living at home and the other two are away at College. Gone are the days of plates, clocks, and lamps made in the elementary school Tech class so gone also are the days of those special keepsake gifts that every mother loves and cherishes.
Don’t get me wrong, I love flowers and a card is nice if the sender writes a lot in it and doesn’t just sign their name. What I mean is, I love the effort, the meaning, the thought that goes into a gift, not just the gift itself. My gosh, if I was really concerned about the gift, I’d go out and buy what I wanted myself!
Besides that, my own biological mother lives as a complete recluse in a whole other state and there really is no communication between us unless she needs something from me therefore we continue to be estranged as the years go by.
So as I ordered her another Edible Arrangement to be delivered on Mother’s Day, I thought about how Mother’s Day has evolved over the years and how it, just like any other holiday, is big business for buyers and sellers. And just like the infographic below shows, the monetary love we send to mothers is growing every year.
The Shelf, explains it all……