Holiday Fun Facts:
  • The inventor of the Christmas "cracker" or bon-bon was Tom Smith who owned a sweet shop in London.
  • Christmas cards account for 60% of all card sales. A distant second is Valentine's Day at 25%.
  • Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Noble fir, Virginia pine, Balsam fir and White pine are the most popular Christmas trees.
  • In Roman times, holiday gift giving was popular during Saturnalia, a winter solstice celebration.
  • The U.S. is home to approximately 3,000 greeting card publishers.
  • Two years before directing a "A Christmas Story," Bob Clark had a hit with "Porky's."
  • The inventor of the Christmas "cracker" or bon-bon was Tom Smith who owned a sweet shop in London.
  • The poinsettia plant was brought into the United States from Mexico by Joel Poinsett in the early 1800's.
  • The first person to bring a Christmas tree into a house may have been the 16th century German preacher, Martin Luther.
  • The first person to bring a Christmas tree into a house may have been the 16th century German preacher, Martin Luther.
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