One of my favorite Holiday Children’s stories is “The Legend of the Poinsettia” by Tomie depaula.
The legend of the poinsettia comes from Mexico. It tells of a girl named Maria and her little brother Pablo. They were very poor but always looked forward to the Christmas festival. Each year a large manger scene was set up in the village church, and the days before Christmas were filled with parades and parties. The two children loved Christmas but were always saddened because they had no money to buy presents. They especially wished that they could give something to the church for the Baby Jesus. But they had nothing.
One Christmas Eve, Maria and Pablo set out for church to attend the service. On their way they picked some weeds growing along the roadside and decided to take them as their gift to the Baby Jesus in the manger scene. Of course they were teased by other children when they arrived with their gift, but they said nothing for they knew they had given what they could. Maria and Pablo began placing the green plants around the manger and miraculously, the green top leaves turned into bright red petals, and soon the manger was surrounded by beautiful star-like flowers and so we see them today.
During this holiday season, The Legend of the Poinsettia is a must read not only to your children, nieces and nephews…but also read for yourself and experience the magic of Christmas.
This amazing new release from BOUDOIR is decorated with the beautiful poinsettias that we see each time during the season.
Christmas Euphoria Burlesque
Outfit: BOUDOIR – Euphoria Christmas Burlesque (NEW)
Wreath: BOUDOIR – Christmas Holly Wreath from the Christmas Victorian Ball gown (NEW)
Hair: LeLutka – Jasmine
Gloves: BOUDOIR – Red Gloves
Lipstick by Glam Affair
Earrings by JCNY
Model & Photographer: skylei Caproni