Mother's Day is one of the most honored holidays in U.S. history.  From flowers to dinners, American's spend billions showing mom how much she's loved.  But do you know how Mother's Day started?  Or what President made it an official holiday?  Let's explore 5 facts about Mother's Day you probably didn't know.

  • Woodrow Wilson officially named Mother's Day a U.S. holiday.
  • Ann Jarvis originally started Mother's Day in the 1850s.  Mother's Day back then wasn't about giving mom gifts.  It was a day that moms got together to do good things for others.  Like fighting disease, mourning soldiers, promoting peace, etc.
  • Surprisingly, 28% of people say they don't really know their mom like they should.  And that holds true for people who have lost their mothers.  They claim they didn't know their moms as well as they would have liked.
  • Americans spend about $20 billion on Mother's Day.
  • In the U.S., 30% of mothers are stay-at-home moms.

Happy Mother's Day to all moms.  Hope you had an amazing day!

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