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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.
  • Approximately 33% of the holiday cards purchased each year contain a religious message.
  • Mark Carr of New York started first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States, in 1851.
  • Twenty-two million turkeys are consumed each year at Christmas, compared to 45 million at Thanksgiving.
  • The first official White House card was issued in the year of 1953 by President Eisenhower.
  • American mistletoe, is one of 1,300 species of mistletoe worldwide - only two are native to the United States.
  • For every real Christmas tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place.
  • "Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion.
  • Sugar Plums are chocolate candies that are filled with fruit preservatives or other sweet cream fillings.
  • Sugar Plums are chocolate candies that are filled with fruit preservatives or other sweet cream fillings.
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