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?
- Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone. Did you get yours out this year?
- 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.
- Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.
- Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.
- Santa Claus is based on a real person, St. Nikolas of Myra, who lived during the fourth century.
- The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.
- 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.
- The first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States in 1962.
- The earliest known Christmas tree decorations were apples.
- Mistletoe is from the Anglo-Saxon word misteltan, which means “little dung twig” because the plant spreads though bird droppings.