Mother’s day is this Sunday. Have you bought your mom a Mother’s Day greeting card? Every year, Americans purchase greeting cards for this special occasion. It is a tradition that goes back as far as the turn of the 19th century, when Anna Jarvis first held a ceremony her mother in Grafton, West Virginia.

But, have you ever stopped to think of the number of greeting cards that are bought and exchanged during Mother’s Day? The numbers are pretty astronomical. On average American purchase 133 million greeting cards for Mother’s Day, every year! Those are just the statistics for one major holiday. Which brings to mind the question just how big is the greeting card industry?

Well is it safe to say that the greeting card industry is huge, and definitely proves that print is still alive and still relevant. We have gathered data and compiled it into a neat infographic for your viewing pleasure. Some of the facts and figures took us by surprise as well.

How Big Is The Greeting Card Industry InfographicSources