Monday, December 9, 2013
Poinsettia Day is December 12th
The poinsettias began their relationship with the Christmas season in 16th Century Mexico. According to one legend, a girl who was too poor to give a gift on Christmas was inspired to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar by an angel. Once she had done this, she noticed bright red blossoms beginning to sprout from what had just moments ago been a simple pile of weeds. These weeds became beautiful poinsettias. The tradition continued in the 17th Century when friars in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations. It is said the star-shaped leaf pattern symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem, and the color represents the blood shed by Jesus during the crucifixion.
Paul Ecke Jr. is cited as being responsible for advancing the connotation of poinsettias and Christmas. He changed the floral industry by shipping these Christmas flowers by rails and air for the first time. He sent free plants to television stations for them to display on air from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and even appeared on television shows himself to promote the plants.
Today, the poinsettia is a staple of holiday décor. This small plant invokes the nostalgia of childhood Christmases spent at the home of loved ones, or the window displays at the local department store as you rushed to make last minute purchases while trudging through the gently falling snow. The staff at Peachtree Petals desires to create this holiday feeling and continue your tradition by creating gorgeous poinsettia arrangements which can be delivered locally the same day as you place your order for free. National customers can take advantage of Peachtree’s economical flat-rate delivery service.
If poinsettias are not a part of your holiday traditions, you can still send a loved one a fabulous holiday arrangement on Poinsettia Day, or any other day! Peachtree Petals is offering other great holiday arrangements perfect for someone on your holiday giving list. Browse their comprehensive website, www.peachtreepetals.com, to view some of the spectacular holiday arrangements like their Holiday Celebrations bouquet, or the Season’s Greetings bouquet. Each of these gorgeous arrangements adorn the colors of the season and are artfully arranged in unique vases making this the perfect holiday gift to let someone special know you’re thinking of them this season.
Whether it be National Poinsettia Day, the Christmas holiday, or just because, let the talented staff at Peachtree Petals assist you in selecting the right gift.