Fascinating Facts about Christmas Symbols You Didn't Know
about Christmas Symbols
You Didn’t Know
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Here are some fun facts, almost
as charming as your ornaments:
Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that attaches itself to trees and
plants, and shares their nutrients and water.
Every year, there are
million real Christmas trees
sold in the U.S.
Source: Real Christmas Trees
Source: Live Science
Saint Nicholas, the original Santa, was
a slim monk known for his generosity.
Cartoonists and advertising artists
gave him a chubby makeover.
The proper name for the study
of bells is campanology. The
subject includes how bells are
made, tuned, and played.
On November 9, 2009, IKEA Furuset in Norway baked
the world’s largest one-piece gingerbread man.
It weighed 651 kilos.
Source: Guinness World Records
Only in Japan are snowmen
traditionally made with two
snowballs. The rest of the
world uses three.
Source: JPN Info
The poinsettia's flowers big attraction isn’t really its
flowers! It’s really the modified leaves, which change color
in response to the formation of the small yellow flowers
you see in the center of the plant’s showy display.
Source: University of Vermont Extension
Candy canes were originally just straight sticks.
In 1640, a German choirmaster came up with the idea of
adding a curve, to resemble a shepherd’s staff.
Source: Gournet Gift Baskets
Historical records and computer
simulations have shown that on June
17, 2 BC, Jupiter and Venus appeared so
close together in the sky that they
looked like a single brilliant star. That
may be what the wise men saw, leading
them to visit the newborn Jesus.
Source: Universe Today
In the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, a total of
364 gifts are sent between the first day (Dec 25 –
Christmas Day) and the twelfth day (Jan 6 –
Epiphany) of Christmas.
Reindeer constantly move from place to place.
In a single year, a herd of reindeer can travel up
to 3,000 miles.
Happy Holidays and a New Year
filled with love and prosperity!
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