With Christmas just around the corner, I am sure you are all running around buying and wrapping presents, cooking and traveling all over creation. I am in the same boat, but I thought it may be interesting to take a quick break and reflect on the holiday itself. For a holiday we spend so much time thinking about all year, there is still much we don't know about it.
Here are a few stats and facts I was able to uncover that you may not have known about Christmas. Enjoy!
Date of the first Christmas:
First US State to recognize Christmas:
Percentage of Americans that celebrate Christmas:
Percentage of Americans that put up a Christmas tree:
Largest exporter of Christmas trees in the world:
Percentage of Americans that send Christmas cards:
Number of Christmas cards purchased annually:
Amount it would cost if you purchased everything in the 12 Days of Christmas:
First use of the name "Santa Claus" in the American press:
Poinsettias are originally from Mexico and were first brought to the US in 1825 by Joel Poinsett.
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