A Christmas without cards would be a blue Christmas indeed. Even with the extra pain that they can be, it's still a lot of fun to receive Christmas cards. As we're imagining what Christmas would be like without cards, let's look back on some of the statistics surrounding Christmas and holiday cards!
Statistics à La Carte
- Consumers send a staggering 1.5 billion Christmas cards every year in the U.S. alone. Compare that to the runner-up: Valentine's Day, which boasts only 144 million.
- Women make 80% of greeting card purchases. Even if they're buying it for a man, usually any given card will have to be appealing to a woman somehow.
- Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, the U.S. Postal Service delivers over 15.8 billion cards, letters, and packages.
- According to the USPS, December 14 is the busiest day for them. It's just 11 days from Christmas!
- While December 14 might be the busiest day, December 21 is the biggest delivery day, with over 30 million packages arriving.
- Annually, Americans spend around $2 billion on Christmas cards! That makes up for 25% of all greeting card sales. In comparison, Valentine's Day makes a surprising $1 billion.
At Alexander's, we love our Christmas cards! Check out these other blogs to learn more about this special part of our business.
As a reminder, Alexander's will be closed for the Christmas holiday, but will be open for business on December 26th. We hope you have a fantastic holiday filled with lots of holiday cheer.