How do Americans observe Christmas:
-> 95% say that they celebrate the holiday
-> 93% exchange gifts
-> 74% go to parties
-> 65% attend religious services
-> 88% put up trees.
-> Americans buy 25 to 30 million real trees and 8 to 12 million artificial trees.
-> Record number of lights on a Christmas tree achieved in Belgium on 2010: 194,672
-> Number of future Christmas trees growing on US Farms: 350,000,000
-> Value of the most expensively decorated Christmas tree: 11,026,900
-> 20 foot fir erected by construction workers on Christmas eve: in the year 1931
-> 50 foot tree unveiled at first official lighting ceremony: in the year 1933
-> 100 foot and 100 year old, 10 ton Norway Spruce is biggest yet: 1999
-> 30,000 energy efficient LEDs make the occasion more eco-friendly
-> Americans send 1.5 billion Christmas cards annually
-> Around 30% of the population visits a post office during holidays
-> American military installations overseas receive 30 million pounds of holiday mail each year.
-> The US postal service sells over 1.3 billion winter holiday stamps each year, amounting to 10% of annual stamp sales.
-> The US postal service delivers 15.8 billion cards, letters and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.