Saturday, December 22, 2012

Toner Spot – Fun Christmas Facts

Happy Holidays!!  

Here’s something that you might not know about Christmas:

1. The estimated number of Christmas trees cut down each year is between 33 million and 36 million. However, in the United States, 2 to 3 seeds are planted for every Christmas tree chopped.
 



2. There are a total of 364 gifts if adding up all the presents in the Twelve Days of Christmas.

3. Ever heard of the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? Well, Norwegian scientists said that the red nose can possibly caused by the parasitic infection in reindeer’s respiratory system (Highfield, 1998). 


4. The tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221 feet Douglas fir back in 1950. The tree was displayed at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington (Guinness Book of World Records, 2008).

5. It usually takes about 15 years before a tree to grow to a size big enough as the common Christmas trees we see today.

6. Spiders or spider webs are two of the common Christmas tree decorations in Poland. Polish consider spider as a symbol of prosperity and good things at Christmas (Gulevich, 2000). 


7. Christmas sales make up approximately 1/6 or more of all retail sales in the United States.

8. The song “Jingle Bells” was actually written for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas in 1857.

 
Everyone here at Toner Spot wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. To keep up the holiday spirit, we just published a brand new coupon code BLISS13 for 10% off your entire purchase. There’s also no shipping fee for orders over $75 at www.toner-spot.com!

Educational institutions and non-profit organizations are eligible for special discount. Email us at sales@toner-spot.com for your own customized price quote.

 
References:

Highfield, Roger. 1998. The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.

Guinness Book of World Records. 2008. New York, NY: Bantam Dell.

Gulevich, Tanya. 2000. Encyclopedia of Christmas. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc.

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