Numbers Give Me a Geek Woody

The US Census Bureau Facts & Figures: Holiday Edition says that more than 20 billion letters, packages and cards will be delivered this holiday season, which is more than 12 million per day! The data also says retailers collected $31.7 billion in December '05, a 47% jump from the previous month. It remains to be seen if December '06 tops that number.

Also check out the Special Edition for comparison data from 1915, 1967 and 2006, the African-American History Month Facts & Features and more data going back to 2000.