"Christmas Blossoms"The following is printed on the back of the Christmas card design 15AGCHB.
According to legend, a poor girl named Pepita had no gift for the Christ child on Christmas Eve. Sensing her sadness at this, her cousin Pedro urged her to offer a humble, but sincere gift. So while walking to the chapel she gathered some weeds into a bouquet. As she knelt at the foot of the crèche to offer the humble bouquet, Pepita was suddenly overcome with great joy and the weeds miraculously burst into brilliant color. Then, the weeds were known as Flores de Noche Buena - Flowers of the Holy Night. Now, they are known as poinsettias.
Long ago Franciscan priests near Taxco in southern Mexico noticed these brilliantly colorful plants that bloomed during the Christmas season. The priests used the plants in nativity processions and the poinsettia came to represent the blood of Christ to Christians. Today, the poinsettia is a traditional symbol of Christmas.