Uncommon Knowledge: Are more calls made on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day?

Sorry, dads. There are more calls made on Mother’s Day than on any other day of the year. That doesn’t mean that the kids don’t want to get in touch with you, though—Father’s Day has the distinction of having the most collect calls made of any day in the year. Researchers are inconclusive as to why Mother’s Day elicits more calls, cards and gifts than its paternal counterpart. It might simply be because it has a 100-year head start, first being celebrated in 1870 while Father’s Day didn’t come about until 1972. Our advice on correcting the imbalance? Dads, start polishing your chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Written by Nathan

Nathan is a copywriter, who helps create our product descriptions as well as our weekly emails. He is also a nationally award-winning musical theater writer, whose work includes an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver. Nathan has also been a classical violinist, tutored Kazakhstani jewelers in entrepreneurship, created large-scale games played across entire city blocks, served as a missionary in South Korea, conducted experiments in sonoluminescence, co-founded an exotic fruit-growing business, was a theater critic for Tucson Weekly, and as a teenager composed a women’s jazz quartet that is currently performed around the world.

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