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Mother's Day Sales Fall Flat

May 18, 2011 | 1

 

After a disappointing Easter, retailers were hoping for a rebound on Mother’s Day but consumers continued to keep a lid on spending.

“Mother’s Day sales helped customer traffic flows, but consumers were also exploring other more discretionary channels, such as furniture and electronics stores,” said ICSC chief economist Michael Niemira, putting a positive spin on the numbers.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mother's Day - Infographic

May 6, 2011 | 11

With Mother's Day just a few days away, we wanted to celebrate a bit early with an infographic about the history of Mother's Day as well as facts about all the great moms out there.  Ever wanted to know how many people are friends with their Mom on Facebook?  How about the amount of money that we spend on greeting cards for Mother's day?  And what do you think your Mom really wants for Mother's Day?  Check out the infographic to find out!

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5 Unexpected Mother's Day Gifts

May 6, 2011 | 5

Mother’s Day is May 8th this year, which means time is running out to pick out the perfect present. Show Mom you care with a special gift, such as a photo book from Shutterfly, which is sure to make her day. And if you’re shopping on a budget, find tips on affordable options that are thoughtful, yet economical.

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Romantic Procrastination

February 14, 2011 |

Did you wait 'til the last minute to think about getting a Valentine's Day gift for your Valentine?  Ooops!

Fortunately, you can still salvage the day (and hopefully, your relationship).  It's time to get creative.

Everyone loves those little ... Read More

Secrets to Keeping Love in Bloom

February 12, 2011 | 1

Are you planning to give a gift of flowers to your sweetie for Valentine's Day this year?  Usually, a bouquet of flowers is a slam-dunk gift.    But that doesn't mean it has to be the standard dozen long-stemmed red roses.  ... Read More

Timing is Everything

January 13, 2011 | 2

Today, my husband and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary.

When we were planning our wedding all those years ago, we weren't thinking about the fact that it was less than three weeks after Christmas, or even that ... Read More

The Goldfish Gift

January 5, 2011 | 1

Did you give--or get--any "Goldfish gifts" this holiday season?

One of my Facebook friends introduced me to this phrase, explaining that it means "a present whose lifespan is about equal to that of the goldfish you win at carnivals by ... Read More

No Surprise There

December 22, 2010 |

From the time I was in high school, I was wrapping my own Christmas presents.  Mom would set me up with tape, wrapping paper and stacks of boxes in the living room, in front of a Christmas movie on TV, ... Read More

A Conversation with My Son

December 14, 2010 |

When you're chatting with an 8-year-old, you never know what you're going to get.  Here's what we discussed yesterday on the way to pick up his sister after track practice.

"Mom, you know what I want for my Sweet ... Read More

Eco-Friendly Ways to Gift Wrap

December 12, 2010 |

Every holiday season in the United States, there is a 25% increase in the amount of trash discarded. This is more than in any other time during the year. Gift wrap, gift bags, and their decorations are a huge contributor ... Read More

Dear Santa,

December 7, 2010 |

Do you have a wish list for this Christmas?   If you're a parent, your kids probably have wish lists running to several pages.  Kids are always happy to address wish lists to Santa, and they're not shy about asking for ... Read More