Season’s Greetings & 10 Crazy Holiday Facts

Happy Holidays from the entire Magnetic Attractions team.

Happy Holidays from the Magnetic Attractions team.

Magnetic Attractions would like to wish all our promotional magnet fans a happy and safe holiday season. We are always grateful for your trust and support, and we look forward to helping you with your marketing plans in 2016.

But before we flip the calendar magnet to 2016, We thought it would be fun to amaze and astound you with some random and interesting facts about the Christmas season.  (Ok, maybe they aren’t going to amaze or astound, but they may help you sound really smart at the holiday dinner table.)

 

So, grab yourself some eggnog and a Christmas cookie as we unwrap our 10 Crazy Facts about Christmas.

  1. Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870.     
  2. Planning on giving someone the 12 days of Christmas? You’ll need a really big tree as you’d be giving a total of 364 gifts.
  3. Candy canes originated in 1670 Germany. Today more than 1.76 billion candy canes are made for the holidays, enough to stretch from Santa Claus, Indiana, to North Pole, Alaska, and back again 32 times.
  4. While “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” has its fans, “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin is estimated to be the best selling single of all time, with over 100 million sales worldwide.
  5. On average we only gain 1 pound during the holiday season, so go ahead and enjoy that last sugar cookie (the most popular Christmas cookie).
  6. The first Christmas postage stamp in the United States was issued in 1962.  (Yes, we had to add a direct mail fact in here)
  7. The U.S. Postal Service delivers 20 billion cards and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. (one more mailing fact we couldn’t resist mentioning)
  8. Santa eats over 300 million cookies on Christmas Eve.  That is if he sticks to the 2 bites of each cookie left at the over 500 million homes he visits.  
  9. The holidays can be painful. An average of 5,800 people end up in the ER due to holiday decorating.   
  10. Santa has 31 hours to deliver gifts to everyone on the nice list.  Different time zones help out, but he’s still visiting 823 homes a second.

Finally, there’s one more fact you should know.  Magnetic Attractions will be closed for the holidays from 12/24/15 through 1/3/2016.  We will be back in the office (hopefully without gaining that one pound or visiting the ER) on 1/4/16.  We look forward to working with all of you again in the new year.

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