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We wanted to wish all of our customers, both near and far, a very Merry Christmas!
To celebrate the season we wanted to share some fun Christmas facts with you.
Scientists have calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world’s presents on Christmas Eve, traveling at 650 miles a second. We hope that your Christmas is a little more relaxing and that whether you’re staying at home or traveling to see loved ones, you can take the holidays at a slightly slower pace.
According to the Guinness World Records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir. It was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington. We’re not sure just how many presents you would need to make that tree look full of holiday cheer!
The first Christmas celebrated on American land was in 1539 in Tallahassee, Florida. It consisted of a religious mass, with no presents or feasting. However, there was a time when Christmas was outlawed. Christmas was not proclaimed a holiday by the United States Congress until 1870 and Oklahoma was the last state to declare it a legal holiday in 1907.
Americans purchase 1.6 billion Christmas cards every year. Hopefully, this helps put your Christmas card writing into perspective. For some, it might be a boring task, but at least you don’t have to write all 1.6 billion of them!
However you are celebrating, we hope that it is a wonderful day for you all.
Happy Christmas everyone!