Monday, January 09, 2006

Facts on the Holiday Season

Whether you've been naughty or nice, the following information might give you pause when reflecting on the holiday season.
  • Americans sent approximately 1.9 billion Christmas cards this season
  • Americans spent approximately $20.8 million on Christmas trees that are located on 21,904 farms spread out across 447, 000 acres of land
  • China is the leading foriegn source of artificial Christmas trees and provides $561 million in imported Christmas tree ornaments
  • $3.9 billion was the total value of shipments of dolls, toys and games by manufacturers
  • 20 billion letters, packages and cards are delivered by the U.S. Postal Service between Thanksgiving and Christmas

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