Tis the season of holiday greeting cards! Get in the holiday spirit with these brainy tidbits.

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In 2010, 1.8 million letters were addressed to Santa Claus. London illustrator John Calcott Horsley created the world's first Christmas card in 1843. 158 years later, the world's first Christmas card was sold at an auction for $28,158. Naughty or nice... Holiday cards can be postmarked with the North Pole image if you send a package of your addressed cards by December 10 to: North Pole Postmark, Postmaster, 4141 Postmark DR, Anchorage, AK 99530-9998. Cheers to Season's Greetings! $26.52 is the average amount each person spent on greeting cards and postage in 2011. The Postal Service will deliver 16.5 billion cards, letters and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Werner Erhard holds the world record for sending the most personal Christmas cards at 62,824. 97 million customers visited the Post Office last holiday season. Better hope Werner Erhard mailed his cards already. That's a whole lotta postage…2.5 billion holiday stamps were available for purchase last year. Hanukkah vs. Chanukah: The most commonly searched spellings of the Jewish holiday. The busiest mailing day in 2011 was December 20.


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