The most wonderful time of the year is here, and the big day is coming fast! We’re just as ready as anyone to open our presents and spend time with
family and friends this Christmas.
And you can’t forget all of the great Christmas traditions—one of them being decorating the tree! Did you know that about 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. each year? And decorating them is great fun for everyone, especially when you choose which ornaments get placed on the tree. Some are homemade crafts, and some are store-bought.
But what many people may not realize is how many could have possibly been made through the die casting process. Die casting isn’t just for machine parts and the industrial marketplace. Many household things are made through die casting, including Christmas ornaments.
And that’s not the only fun fact about Christmas. Take a look at these!
- Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S.
- The tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was then displayed at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle in 1950.
- Christmas wasn’t declared a U.S. holiday until June 26, 1870.
- More than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. each year.
So hopefully you’ve finished up your shopping and Christmas card writing, because Christmas day is almost here. So enjoy the time spent with your family and friends, and if you’re traveling, stay safe!
From all of us here at the number one die castings best service providers on the east coast, we wish you a Merry Christmas!
-Premier Engineered Products
By Leonard Cordaro, President of Premier Engineered Products