Christmas facts!

Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year, so they say. A chance to spend times with loved ones and reflect on the past year. But did you know…

Christmas songs still sell millions each year!!

Even though we have heard them all before we still love the old favourites around the festive period. The best-selling Christmas song of all time is ‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby. Since its release in 1942 it has sold over 50 million copies.

60 million trees are grown for Christmas in Europe!

This is a huge amount considering the amount of countries in Europe. The UK is bound to have a lot of them due to the huge popularity of real Christmas trees.

More than 12 billion will be spent over the Christmas period.

Analysts predict that more than a staggering 12 billion will be spent in the UK over the Christmas period. According to Bing Ads, this really highlights the power of Christmas shopping, with many looking forward to the January sales. Borrowing using an unsecured loan is also very popular at this time of year. Lenders are becoming increasingly more aware of the financial burden of Christmas so aim to help consumers to bridge the gap.

Billions of Christmas cards will be sent around the world

According to more than 3 billion cards are sent in the US alone and billions more around the world.

UK shoppers are the biggest mobile Christmas shoppers in the whole of Europe

Recent research has found that British shoppers are the biggest mobile phone shoppers over the Christmas period in Europe. Shopping via your mobile or tablet device is quick, simple and ensures that if you are quick you can get the best bargains. A study By Adobe discovered that UK tablet shopping will grow by 60% and mobile phone shopping will grow by a staggering 97%. Retailers are constantly adding apps and shortcuts making access to their sites and sales very quick and easy. Technology has become very powerful in deciding when and how we buy presents. Technology also plays a huge part in how we borrow and apply for an unsecured loan to fund all that shopping.