Wednesday, December 21, 2016

15 Festive Facts about Christmas

With Christmas right around the corner, you may be getting ready to attending a get together with friends and family. Your trusted commercial electricians in mid-Missouri have gathered some interesting facts about the holiday season. As you prepare for your upcoming holiday gatherings, you may be interested in sharing some of these fun facts about Christmas. Whether you want to have a few festive ice breakers ready or you wish to share your new found holiday knowledge, continue reading for some fun facts about the holiday season!

1. Trees usually grow for around 15 years before they are sold.

2. Over 3 billion Christmas cards are sent each year in the United States.

3. The tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221 foot Douglas fir. The tree was displayed in Seattle, Washington in 1950.

4. All letters addressed to Santa in the U.S. go to Santa Claus, Indiana.

5. The first state to officially recognize Christmas was Alabama in 1836, while Oklahoma was the last to declare it a legal holiday in 1907.

6. Old Saint Nick is based on a real person who lived during the fourth century.

7. There are about 21,000 Christmas tree farms in the United States.

8. Silent Night is the most recorded Christmas song in history.

9. Electrical Christmas lights were first used in 1895 to decorate trees.

10. The first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States in 1962.

11. The first artificial Christmas tree was created out of goose feathers that were dyed green.

12. Apples were thought to be the first tree decoration.

13. Household waste increases by 25% during the holiday season.

14. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time.

15. Christmas gifts account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the United States.

As you get ready to attend your holiday get together, you are now prepared with some conversation starters and fun facts to impress your friends and family. As the year comes to an end and we get to spend more and more time with family, we are thankful for the continued support of the best commercial lighting company in mid-Missouri. Here at Advanced Lighting Service, we are proud to offer service and repair for all of your commercial electrical needs. A happy holiday wish goes out to all of you and your families this holiday season!

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