💫«3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. each year. 😲These ten fascinating facts are probably new and surprising to you»!

There are many customs throughout the holidays, both common and uncommon. Many people associate Christmas with a tree, cards, gatherings, food, and exchanging presents. The history of American holiday celebrations is as varied and intriguing as the country’s population.

1. In the United States, 3 billion Christmas cards are mailed annually.
2. Since 1850, Christmas trees have been sold in the United States.
3. An average Christmas tree takes fifteen years to grow.
4. In 1836, Alabama became the first state to observe Christmas formally. The final one was in Oklahoma in 1907.

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5. Saint. Nikolas of Myra is the real figure on whom Santa Claus is based. He is the patron saint of New York City, pawnbrokers, sailors, banks, and orphans.
6. In 1901, environmentalist President Teddy Roosevelt forbade Christmas trees from being placed in the White House.
7. In the United States, almost 45 million Christmas trees are planted, and over 35 million are marketed yearly.

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8. Sixty percent of all annual retail sales in the United States come from purchases made around the holidays.
9. Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, is the best-selling single record of all time.
10. There are 364 gifts total in the Twelve Days of Christmas.

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