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Merchants brace for Mother's Day mania
Men, kids will be out shopping
Brenda Dickey, owner of Funky Mountain Flowers, works on a Mother's Day arrangement. She says the holiday is the second busiest time of year. - photo by Autumn McBride
Coming just on the heels of Easter, retailers are readying for another busy holiday weekend. Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, has already drawn customers looking for cards, flowers and other treats for mom. According to a report from the National Retail Federation, the average person celebrating the occasion is expected to spend more than $140 on gifts, up from about $127 last year.