Swackett Fun Fact: Thought to bring good luck, black eyed peas are consumed all around the country on New Year’s Eve.
Swackett Fun Fact: The first New Year’s Eve ball dropping celebration atop One Times Square was held in 1907.
Swackett Fun Fact: Commissioned by Sir Henry cole, British illustrator John calcite Horsley invented the first Christmas card in 1843.
Swackett Fun Fact: In the first week, a Christmas tree in your home will consume as much as a quart of water per day.
Swackett Fun Fact: A Yule log is an enormous log that is typically burned during the 12-Days of Christmas; yule means revolution which symbolizes the cyclical return of the sun, a burning log is said to offer health, fertility, and luck.
Swackett Fun Fact: in 1962, the first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States.
Swackett Fun Fact: Thomas Edison’s assistant, Edward Johnson, came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees in 1882.
Swackett Fun Fact: Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.
Swackett Fun Fact: Most of Santa’s reindeer have male-sounding names, such as Blitizen, Comet, and Cupid. However, male reindeers shed their antlers around Christmas, so the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh are likely not male, but female or castrati.
Swackett Fun Fact: Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the United States.