Fun Festive Facts

21st November 2011 by Simon G

Christmas seems to creep up on all of us every year. We all know it’s coming, yet it’s always a shock on Christmas eve when you’ve still got to find the perfect present for your friends, family and of course, your office Secret Santa.

The same goes for cards – what to put on them, who to send them to, and indeed when to send them. You don’t want to get caught in the postal rush just before Christmas and have your card turn up in January. And you certainly don’t want to be the one sending festive wishes in September!

We thought it’d be fun to take a closer look at Christmas Card habits, and the history of the cards themselves. We looked at the who and what, the when, where and why and this is what we came up with. Click on the image below for a larger version, full of fun festive facts…

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“1.5 Billion Christmas Cards were sent in the US compared to 678.9 in the UK in 2010″
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“45% of all cards sent are Christmas Cards”
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“Each year in Finland Santa receives 600,000 Christmas Cards”
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“Just 72% of 8-24 year olds intend to send Christmas Cards compared to 91% of 55+”
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“Only 15% of Christmas Cards are bought by men”
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“The world’s smallest Christmas Card would fit into a UK 1st Class Stamp 8,000 times”
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“The most Christmas Cards sent by one person in a year is 62,824″
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“In 2008 the average US family spent $32 on Christmas Cards”
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“The most expensive Christmas Card was sold at auction for $35,800″
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“In the UK an estimated £50m is raised by Christmas Cards for charity each year”
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Comments (1)

  1. Amy:

    this site has great info 5/5 amazing

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