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The Biggest Holidays for Spending

Share of holiday spending: 6.5 percent2010 spending: $14.88 billion Change from 2009: +4.1 percent Some say mothers have the hardest job in the world, but at least there is one day each year for children to say “Thank you.” Spending on cards, flowers, gifts and meals at restaurants push Mother’s Day into fourth place among the major national holidays.

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4. Mother’s Day

Share of holiday spending: 6.5 percent
2010 spending: $14.88 billion
Change from 2009: +4.1 percent

Some say mothers have the hardest job in the world, but at least there is one day each year for children to say “Thank you.”

Spending on cards, flowers, gifts and meals at restaurants push Mother’s Day into fourth place among the major national holidays.

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