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The Legend of the Poinsettia

There is a lovely story, a legend really about the pretty poinsettia flower that comes from Mexico. One Christmas Eve, two poor children set out for church. They wanted to bring a gift to the Baby Jesus in the manger but were too poor to buy anything. They decided to pull some weeds along the road. It is said that when the children placed the weedy plants around the manger, they miraculously turned into bright star-like flowers that we see today. 

Whatever you believe , the poinsettia is one of the prettiest flowers to give as gift or to brighten your own home during the holiday season.