10 Interesting Christmas Facts
The most exciting time of the year is ahead of us. Christmas is a holiday full of traditions: time to gather with family and friends, decorate the house and yard, put up your Christmas tree, mail greeting cards, and so much more.
Here are a few interesting facts from City of Dallas news that you may have never heard before.
3 billion Christmas cards are sent to the U.S. each year.
Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S. since 1850.
It takes about 15 years to grow the average Christmas tree.
Alabama was the first state to officially recognize Christmas in 1836. Oklahoma was the last, in 1907.
Santa Claus is based on a real person: St. Nikolas of Myra. He is the patron saint of banking, pawnbroking, sailing, orphans, and New York City.
President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1901.
Approximately 35 million living Christmas trees are sold each year in the U.S.; more than 45 million are planted.
Holiday purchases account for one-sixth of all yearly retail sales in the U.S.
“White Christmas” by Irving Berlin is the best-selling single record of all time, with over 100 million sales, worldwide.
All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts.
We wish you a Merry Christmas! Have a great time with your family and friends.
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