Christmas means big business for pretty much every kind of retailer.

There are a lot of other things that people drop their cash on during the season other than presents.

Check out some of the stats!

Post Office Deals With Busiest Mail Day
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16.5 billion. The number of cards, letters, and packages that will be handled by the U.S. Postal Service this season.

 

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Two billion. The number of candy canes that are sold worldwide in December.

 

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220 million. The cost of all the poinsettias sold during the holiday season.  More than 85% of potted plants sold this time of year are poinsettias.

 

Christmas Tree Vendors Set Up Shop On New York City's Sidewalks
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25 to 30 million. The number of real Christmas trees that Americans will buy this year.

Sears Restores "Merry Christmas" Signs After Protests
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17 million. The number of artificial Christmas trees Americans will buy this year.

1. The rank of gift cards . . . which will easily be the most popular Christmas present this year.