When I started looking, Mother's Day was right around the corner, so I thought I'd go to my trusty national retail federation site to see what they had in store for me (bad pun, I know). I go to the Retail Insight Center which has a wealth of information and since I like shopping and worked retail in college, I can relate.
I went back and forth on the background color. While I really like the blue as a background, given that the front of the card was blue, I thought it was too much, so I went with purple. Because I wanted it to have that card feel, I signed it kind of like how I sign my Mother's Day (and almost any card), with a heart and my name. Keeping in mind what I learned from Jock McKinlay's session at Tapestry, I wanted people to have access to the the site where I got the data, so the heart links to the Mother's Day overview from NRF. Of course, if you download the workbook, you have the data I used too.
So, there you have it. What every mother wants...a Mother's Day Viz. Maybe it's the thought that counts!
Happy Mother's Day!