Legend of the Poinsettia for Poinsettia Day December 12

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In this legend from Mexico, long ago a poor young girl wished to give a gift to the Christ child. An angel advised her to give of what she had with love.

After gathering weeds along with road, the young girl happily presented them to the baby Jesus. As he smiled and accepted them, the weeks blossomed into the beautiful scarlet red poinsettia plant. The blood-red flowers symbolize Jesus' death and sacrifice on the cross for the sins of all people. Anyone who believes in Jesus, asks forgiveness for sins and accepts him in one's heart is saved and will enjoy eternal life with God.  

NATIONAL POINSETTIA DAY – December 12 

The poinsettia plant initially came to the United States with Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American botanist and the first U.S. Minister to Mexico. In 1825, he sent cuttings home to Charleston, South Carolina. As his birthday was December 12, that's when National Poinsettia Day is celebrated 

However, it wasn’t until the early 1920s that the poinsettia took root in American culture. Paul Ecke, a second-generation farmer in California, discovered a grafting technique that caused the seedlings to branch. Hawking their Christmas flower at a roadside stands, Paul Ecke Jr. later advanced sales of the poinsettia through shipping and marketing. 

 

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Comments (4)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Michelle,  Thanks for sharing this story of the Poinsetta.  They truly are a sign of the Christmas Season.  We usually end up with several of them in our home.

Dec 12, 2019 07:27 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Hi Bob,

Yes our local Trail Life boys group sells these as a fundraiser, so I have two.

Dec 13, 2019 01:13 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Michelle - I heard about the history of the Poinsetta many years ago but forgot about it. It's so interesting! I also like that you added the part about the grafting - that was great news to me today! 

Thank you!!!

Dec 13, 2019 06:00 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

We just bought our poinsettias yesterday from the Trail Life youth at church.

Nov 30, 2020 12:56 PM