Ten things YOU should know about Christmas!
4th December 2017
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  1. The first Christmas card was sent in 1843.
  2. Santa's sleigh and reindeer date back to 1823 - Rudolph was only added in 1939.
  3. In Poland, spiders and their webs are seen as signs of luck and prosperity and will often be found adorning Xmas trees.
  4. "We wish you a Merry Christmas" is the most popular Christmas song, but the composer remains unknown.
  5. Around 36 Million Trees are grown on Christmas Tree farms around the world each year and they take up to 15 years to grow to full size.
  6. The first artificial Christmas Tree was created from dyed goose feathers and wasn't actually a tree at all.
  7. The biggest present ever given was The Statue of Liberty, given to the USA by France in 1886.
  8. All the wrapping paper used in the UK each year would cover the island of Guernsey.
  9. The song Jingle Bells was originally written for Thanksgiving and called 'One Horse open Sleigh'.
  10. It is thought that it took the Three Kings 12 days to find the baby Jesus, which is where the Twelve Days of Christmas originates.

We hope you enjoyed this and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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