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The Legend of the Poinsettia


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“This book tells a legend about the gift of giving. It is set in Mexico, close to Christmas time. All the families are preparing their gifts for the baby Jesus. One family is making a special blanket for the baby, however the mother gets too sick and she cannot finish the beautiful blanket, so the family will have no gift to give on Christmas.

So the young daughter tries to finish the blanket but ruins it beyond repair, so she hides from the rest of the town’s people and does not go to church on Christmas. While everyone else is walking into church baring their gifts, the young girl watches from afar.

However while there she encounters an old lady who teaches her a valuable lesson. The young girl learns that it is not the gift that you give but the thought that you have put into it, and the mere gesture of giving.” – Meagan Allyn