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.
  • 1700s Europeans baked fruitcakes at the end of the harvest, then ate them at the beginning of the next year's harvest for good luck.
  • 85% of people in the United States mail holiday cards each year.
  • American mistletoe, is one of 1,300 species of mistletoe worldwide - only two are native to the United States.
  • In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.
  • If you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas", you would receive 364 presents.
  • The day after Christmas, December 26, is known as Boxing Day. It is also the holy day called The Feast of St. Stephen.
  • Sugar Plums are chocolate candies that are filled with fruit preservatives or other sweet cream fillings.
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