Holiday 20 Interesting Holiday Fun Facts to Share

Published on October 1st, 2014 | by Jill Bastian

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20 Interesting Holiday Fun Facts to Share

In an effort to share some holiday cheer via social media, we’ve collected 20 interesting holiday fun facts for you to share. From how many billions of dollars will be spent on Halloween or Black Friday, or how many millions of turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day, to the number of users who actively search for free shipping, there’s a holiday stat for everyone. Simply click to Tweet or copy and share on your social network of choice.

If you’re looking for more current fun facts, check out our 2015 edition.

1) Over 25% of all emails are sent during the holidays. (marketingprofs.com)   Tweet: Over 25% of all emails are sent during the holidays. #vr4smallbiz

2) $7 billion is spent annually for Halloween.  (statisticbrain.com) Tweet: $7 Billion spent annually for Halloween. #vr4smallbiz

3) On Black Friday, 55% of parents check the availability of items on their smartphones prior to going to the store.  (iab.net) Tweet: 55% of parents who own smartphones, check for availability prior to going to the store. #VR4smallbiz

4) In 2013, organic search for inbound eCommerce websites was 32% more on Cyber Monday than during the Thanksgiving Week.   (blog.hubspot.com) Tweet: Organic search for inbound ecommerce websites was 32% more on Cyber Monday than during the Thanksgiving Week. #VR4smallbiz

 5) In 2013, mobile sales accounted for nearly 40% of online traffic on Black Friday. (usatoday.com) Tweet: Thanksgiving weekend set records for mobile sales with nearly 40% of online traffic on Black Friday. #VR4smallbiz

6) Total Black Friday Spending in 2013: $57.4 billion.  (statisticbrain.com) Tweet: Total Black Friday Spending in 2013: $57.4 Billion. #VR4smallbiz

7) The average consumer spent $407 on Black Friday last year. (statisticbrain.com) Tweet: The average consumer spent $407 on Black Friday. #VR4smallbiz

8) 51 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day. (statisticbrain.com) Tweet: 51 Million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day. #VR4smallbiz

9) 7.5 million barrels of cranberries are produced annually. (statisticbrain.com) Tweet: 7.5 Million barrels of cranberries produced annually. #VR4smallbiz

10) 33 million real Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. each year. (http://www.statisticbrain.com) Tweet: 33 Million real Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. Each Year. #VR4smallbiz

11) 55% of Twitter users discuss gift ideas on Twitter. (mediabistro.com/) Tweet: 55% of Twitter users discuss gift ideas on Twitter. #VR4smallbiz

12) It takes an average of seven years to grow a Christmas tree. (statisticbrain.com) Tweet: It takes an average of seven years to grow a Christmas tree. #VR4smallbiz

13) Small Business Saturday spending in 2013 totaled $5.7 Billion.  (businessweek.com/) Tweet: Small Business Saturday spending in 2013 totaled: $5.7 Billion. #VR4smallbiz

14) 62% of shoppers Tweet about holiday purchases they’ve made. (mediabistro.com) Tweet: 62% of shoppers Tweet about purchases they’ve made. #VR4smallbiz

15) 42% of holiday shoppers actively seek out free shipping deals. (www.statisticbrain.com) Tweet: 42% say they will actively seek out free shipping deals. #VR4smallbiz

16) Smartphones and tablets drove a record $259 million in online sales on Black Friday last year. (blogs.adobe.com)Tweet: Smartphones and tablets drove a record $259 million in online sales on Black Friday and $419 million on Cyber Monday. #VR4smallbiz

17) Smartphones and tablets drove $419 million in online sales on on Cyber Monday last year. (blogs.adobe.com)Tweet: Smartphones and tablets drove $419 million in online sales on on Cyber Monday last year. http://ctt.ec/fPz41+ @VR4smallbiz

18) PPC campaigns increase brand awareness by 63% when businesses use online advertising.(wolfgangjaegel.com) Tweet: PPC campaigns led to an increase in brand awareness by 63% when businesses employ the use of online advertising. #VR4smallbiz

19) 67% of consumers have purchased a gift they saw on social media. (mediabistro.com) Tweet: 67% of consumers have purchased a gift they saw on social media. #VR4smallbiz

20) In the 1920s, Loft’s produced the first chocolate gelt, wrapped in gold or silver foil. (wikipedia.com)Tweet: In the 1920s, Loft's produced the first chocolate gelt, wrapped in gold or silver foil. http://ctt.ec/K3EYb+ @VR4smallbiz

Want to schedule these stats as social posts ahead of time? Find out how here and spend your time doing other festive holiday things like decorating, drinking eggnog and shopping for people on your nice list.

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