“Christmas illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things.”
– Thomas S. Monson (clergyman)
There is a Mexican legend that explains poinsettias at Christmas. A poor Mexican girl named Pepita could not afford to bring a special gift for Jesus so she laid a bouquet of weeds at the church nativity scene. Miraculously, the weeds burst into bright red flowers and came to be called the Flowers of the Holy Night. They are shaped like the Star of Bethlehem and celebrate the spirit of love and the generosity of giving.