Did you know....Christmas Style!

December 19, 2014

That......did you know that the tradition of sending printed cards at this time of year began in Germany more than 600 years ago?

That.......each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone?

That....in A.D. 350, Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ?

That.....according to the Guinness world records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington?

That.....Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S. since 1850?

That....the world’s largest Christmas stocking measured 106 feet and 9 inches (32.56 m) long and 49 feet and 1 inch (14.97 m) wide. It weighed as much as five reindeer and held almost 1,000 presents. It was made by the Children’s Society in London on December 14, 2007?

That....Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold?

That....Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836?

That...Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870?

That.....early illustrations of St. Nicholas depict him as stern, commanding, and holding a birch rod. He was more a symbol of discipline and punishment than the jolly, overweight elf children know today?

That.....there are approximately 21,000 Christmas tree farms in the United States. In 2008, nearly 45 million Christmas trees were planted, adding to the existing 400 million trees?

That ........approximately 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold each year in the U.S?

That....In 1962, the first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States?

That.....Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S?

That.....The traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold. Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth; red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty?

Sooo.. I must apologize for this pinterest photo post. It is very unlike me..but I am totally out of photo inspiration at the moment. Don't worry...I'll get my sister's camera snapping photos again real soon!

Did you know any of these fun facts about Christmas?
Which did you think was the weirdest? 
What are you doing for Christmas?


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Arushee!! I started this blog series a while back, but haven't done a post. I'm glad you liked the post. :)

  2. Oh my wow, what a coincidence! I just learned that in Social Studies today. ;) Loved this post! :)


    1. Really!? That is crazy! Soo..you did know? ;) What else did you learn? :)

  3. Wow! Those are some interesting facts!

    1. I know, right? I didn't know any of them before! :P

  4. THis was really educational :) Like I had no idea Christmas originated in Germany, like WOWwowWOwWowWowwowWOW :) I like this post <3

    1. Thanks Autumn! I know..I'm giving you educational stuff when you are on Christmas break! Gosh..what am I thinking?! ;) I learned a lot too. I love fun facts! :D MERRY CHRISTMAS! (is it 4 more days..almost 3)

  5. Neat, and very educational post! We are having a Christmas dinner with my 2 older brothers and an elderly lady, and opening presents (of course!:) This year, the Christmas dinner rests on me completely. It's definitely going to be a new experience!

    1. I'm glad you liked the post Abby! (and that you remembered your password for your blogger account. ;) ) It sounds like a lovely Christmas! Well, at least it isn't Thanksgiving. Christmas dinner isn't as big. :D Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Great facts. I must admit that I didn't know many of these facts. This has been very educational!
    Merry Christmas!


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