Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas (12/20)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Christmas

Dec 20 : 05 days till Christmas

Did you know that the tradition of sending Christmas cards began during the Victorian period?

A British artist named John Horsely was commissioned by the British Postal Service to design the first-ever Christmas card. His illustrated card featured an inscription familiar today: “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You”.

Did you know that Christmas is the largest card-sending holiday in the United States?

The US Postal Service expects to deliver 16.6 billion letters, packages and cards between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Christmas is the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a central part of the winter holiday season. Although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated worldwide by many non-Christians.

Santa Claus, a popular mythological figure, is also an important part of the celebration and is associated with the bringing of gifts for children.

Join us for a new Did You Know holiday fact each day as we countdown to Christmas. This year Christmas Eve will be celebrated Friday December 24, Christmas Saturday December 25.

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