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Fascinating Facts about Christmas Symbols You Didn't Know

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Do you put up Christmas decorations at Christmas time? Here's a presentation of fun facts, almost as charming as your ornaments. Happy holidays!

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Fascinating Facts about Christmas Symbols You Didn't Know

  1. 1. Fascinating Facts about Christmas Symbols You Didn’t Know
  2. 2. DO YOU PUT UP DECORATIONS AT CHRISTMAS TIME? Here are some fun facts, almost as charming as your ornaments:
  3. 3. Source: Newswise Mistletoe Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that attaches itself to trees and plants, and shares their nutrients and water.
  4. 4. Christmas Tree Every year, there are approximately 25-30 million real Christmas trees sold in the U.S. Source: Real Christmas Trees
  5. 5. Source: Live Science Santa Claus Saint Nicholas, the original Santa, was a slim monk known for his generosity. Cartoonists and advertising artists gave him a chubby makeover.
  6. 6. Bells The proper name for the study of bells is campanology. The subject includes how bells are made, tuned, and played. Source: Wikipedia
  7. 7. Gingerbread Men 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
  8. 8. Snowmen Only in Japan are snowmen traditionally made with two snowballs. The rest of the world uses three. Source: JPN Info
  9. 9. Poinsettias 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
  10. 10. Candy Canes 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
  11. 11. Stars 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
  12. 12. Presents 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. Source: Intmath
  13. 13. Reindeer Reindeer constantly move from place to place. In a single year, a herd of reindeer can travel up to 3,000 miles. Source: Wonderopolis
  14. 14. Wishing you Happy Holidays and a New Year filled with love and prosperity!
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