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- SOURCES: World Book Encycloped­ia, World Book Inc.; https://www.whychristm­; https://www. smithsonia­; https://www.greetingca­;

There are more than 3,000 greeting card publishers in the United States today.

U.S. consumers send 1.6 billion Christmas cards every year. Between Thanksgivi­ng and Christmas Eve, the U.S. Postal Service delivers more than 15.8 billion cards, letters and packages.

Canada issued the world's first Christmas stamp in 1898.

In 1962, the first U.S. Christmas postage stamp was issued — it was a 4¢ Wreath and Candle stamp.

Werner Erhard of San Francisco set a world record for sending 62,824 Christmas cards in December of 1975.

In 1891, Annie Oakley of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show sent personaliz­ed Christmas cards with her photo on them.

Photos of children are featured on three-fourths of today's holiday cards.

The White House has been sending holiday messages for over 90 years, beginning with Calvin Coolidge in 1927.

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