Have A Holly Jolly Christmas!

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Everybody’s favorite time of the year has finally arrived! Christmas is a time of giving…giving gifts, giving love, and spreading joy! The Dream Connectors would like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas, from our family to yours. May it be filled with the warmth that only comes from spending time with our loved ones.

Did You Know?

  1. Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone. Did you get yours out this year?
  2. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington.
  3. Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.
  4. Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.
  5. Santa Claus is based on a real person, St. Nikolas of Myra, who lived during the fourth century.
  6. The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.
  7. It is estimated that the single “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin is the best selling single of all time, with over 100 million sales worldwide.
  8. The first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States in 1962.
  9. The earliest known Christmas tree decorations were apples.
  10. Mistletoe is from the Anglo-Saxon word misteltan, which means “little dung twig” because the plant spreads though bird droppings.
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