Celebrating Poinsettia Day on December 12th

Poinsettia Day is this Saturday, December 12th. Each year, this holiday occasion is celebrated on December 12th. As a long-treasured symbol of Christmas, the poinsettia plant offers a bright and cheerful way to decorate for the holidays or give a special gift to someone in your life. In 2002, Congress made National Poinsettia Day official, recognizing the work that Paul Ecke, the founder of America's poinsettia industry, had done. Before that, though, the poinsettia plant has had a long history of being used and shared, all the way back to the 1300s when the Aztecs used the flowers for making red dye. Now, Poinsettia Day is more about recognizing this beautiful flowering plant and giving it others during the holiday season. Besides gifting the poinsettia plant and using it as part of your own holiday decor, there are other fun ways to make the most of Poinsettia Day. Make Poinsettia Art This is a particularly fun activity to do if you have kids. But, even as adults, you may enjoy this type of activity, which also provides a way to add more Christmas decor to your home. Use available materials like construction paper or other items to make poinsettia ornaments for the [...]