Monday, December 08, 2008

only 17 more sleeps

Advent Calendar - December 8

Christmas Fact:

The poinsettia originally hails from Mexico. The leaves that crown the end of each poinsettia stalk undergo a seasonal color change in December, turning from green to red. As Christianity spread across Mexico during the colonial era, this color change turned poinsettias into a popular Christmas decoration. The Mexicans call the plant flor de la Nochebuena or "Christmas Eve flower".
Encyclopedia of Christmas p. 474
Lots more about poinsettias on the Poinsettia Pages


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