Poinsettias are one of the most popular plants during the Christmas season and can often be seen filling the sanctuary of churches everywhere. Surprisingly, there is a beautiful story behind this plant that points to a deeper spiritual reality.
Poinsettias are native to Central America and are a plant that flowers in the winter months. There is a legendary Mexican story from the 17th century about this plant that connects it to Christmas.
As Christmas drew near a poor Mexican girl was sad because she didn’t have anything to give to the baby Jesus. Her cousin tried to cheer her up and encouraged her to give even the smallest gift with great love.