Readers: This will be my last post of the year. I wanted it to be something that tells an American story of hope. But like a phoenix rising, hope rises from despair, so several of these photos show sad events in our history but in a poignant way. I believe the best is yet to come. […]

How many Christmas cards are sent each year? Which states produce the most Christmas trees? What are some of the most popular Christmas traditions? This infographic, from the History Channel, looks to answer those questions and more.