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May 12, 2010

It’s the Thought That Counts

Did you have a hard time picking out a gift for your mom this Mother’s Day?  If so, this might be a bad time to tell you that you were probably giving it too much thought.  You could have just gift wrapped yourself and called it a day.

According to a new survey conducted by Wakefield Research for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, more than a third (39%) of Americans believe that stopping by the house to wish mom a Mother’s Day in person is a must.

But for many of us, this simply isn’t enough.  Nearly half (44%) of Americans feel that a phone call is one thing you cannot forget to do, under any circumstances.

For those of us who can’t find the time or live too far away, four in ten (41%) feel that sending a card will also suffice.  Simple, sincere gifts like flowers seem to go a lot futher than trendy, often over-thought, ideas.

At the end of the day, mom is perfectly content with a simple gesture that shows her how you truly feel.