When is Mother’s Day? Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so there’s no excuse to forget to buy Mom a Mother’s Day card before her favorite holiday. In fact, Mother’s Day cards should be sent out today (May 4) or tomorrow (May 5), in order for Mom to get her card in time.
Mother’s Day: The Third-Largest Card-Sending Holiday
How does Mother’s Day 2011 rank in terms of card sending? According to Hallmark, Mother’s Day – with 139 million cards exchanged annually – is the third-largest card-giving holiday of the year in the United States. Coming in first place with 1.5 billion cards sent – Christmas is the largest card-sending holiday of the year. Valentine’s Day squeaks into second place just ahead of Mother’s Day with 143 million cards sent.
Mother’s Day Facts
- Mother’s Day is always the second Sunday in May. This year, Mother’s Day will be observed on Sunday, May 8, 2011.
- Mother’s Day is the third-largest card-sending holiday in the United States, with 139 million cards exchanged annually.
- According to Hallmark, Mother’s Day is the largest card-sending holiday for the Hispanic community. Depending on the country, Mother’s Day is celebrated on many different days throughout the year. In Mexico, it is always celebrated May 10.
- Mother’s Day is the second most popular holiday for gift-giving, following Christmas.
- Mother’s Day doesn’t just appeal to mothers when it comes to giving and receiving Mother’s Day cards. In addition to one’s own biological mother, grandmothers, wives, daughters, sisters, aunts, mothers of loved ones, friends, and any others who play a mother-like role regularly receive Mother’s Day cards, fueling card sales exponentially.
- Hallmark has been producing Mother’s Day cards since the early 1920s, and in 2011 alone, claims to have nearly 900 Mother’s Day cards to choose from.
Related Mother’s Day Articles
- When is Mother’s Day 2011? Celebrate Mom’s holiday on Sunday, May 8, 2011
- Happy Mother’s Day 2011: History of Mother’s Day date, Anna Jarvis, sad founder
- Happy Mother’s Day 2011: Send Mom a Hallmark card for third-largest card holiday
Mother’s Day Card Shopping in Rhode Island
Hallmark cards can be found at virtually any pharmacy such as Walgreen’s, department stores like Target, Walmart and Kmart, and specialty Hallmark stores in shopping centers seen below.
AMY’S HALLMARK SHOP
GARDEN CITY SH CTR
63 HILLSIDE RD #8090
CRANSTON , RI 029205601
SIR CHARLES’ HALLMARK
2000 MENDON RD #5
CUMBERLAND , RI 028643831
160 OLD TWR HL RD#12
WAKEFIELD , RI 028793731
Sources: Time and Date; Hallmark
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