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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • The U.S. is home to approximately 3,000 greeting card publishers.
  • Hallmark introduced its first Christmas cards in 1915, five years after the founding of the company.
  • The "Urn of Fate" is part of the Christmas Eve celebrations in many Italian households. It holds a wrapped present.
  • The inventor of the Christmas "cracker" or bon-bon was Tom Smith who owned a sweet shop in London.
  • The World's Largest Cut Christmas Tree was a 221 ft Douglas fir in Seattle, in December 1950.
  • Over 1.76 billion candy canes are produced during Christmas.
  • Approximately 33% of the holiday cards purchased each year contain a religious message.
  • Gift giving as we know it today is derived from St. Nicholas, a bishop who was known for giving children presents.
  • Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message to the nation was first televised on December 25, 1957.
  • Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message to the nation was first televised on December 25, 1957.
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