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Awakenings: Why the Poinsettia?

on December 24, 2013

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During the Christmas season, it is not unusual to find thousands upon thousands of poinsettias displayed around the world. While the plants add significant beauty to the season, they are not limited just to the color red. Single poinsettias, double poinsettias, white poinsettias, pink poinsettias, variegated poinsettias, candy cane poinsettias and so many more don gardens, store shelves, greenhouses, churches and homes.

The symbolism of the poinsettia goes much deeper than simply adding color to Christmas time. Before delving into its history and spiritual meaning, let’s examine a bit of poinsettia trivia:

Did you know…

You must go to Awakenings to find out if you know!

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

As we look upon our decorations this year, may our visions serve as reminders of the real meaning why Christmas is declared a celebration.

Merry Christmas Eve!

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7 responses to “Awakenings: Why the Poinsettia?

  1. Al says:

    I love poinsettias. Merry Christmas Sharla

  2. I love Blackmore’s Night! Thanks for this, Sharla.

  3. But don’t let the kitties eat them. They are poisonous to animals. But beautiful.

  4. orthodoxchristian2 says:

    Why, I never knew these flowers were from Mexico. How interesting!

  5. Raani York says:

    Here in the German speaking part of Europe this plant is called “Christmas Star”. 🙂

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