This time of year I enjoy reading legends and stories about Christmas. There is an old Mexican legend about how Poinsettias and Christmas came together. It goes like this.
There was once a poor Mexican girl called Pepita who had no present to give the Baby Jesus at the Christmas Eve Mass. As Pepita walked to the chapel, sadly, her cousin Pedro tried to cheer her up. 'Pepita,' he said, 'I'm sure that even the smallest gift, given by someone who loves Him will make Jesus happy.'
This story of the poor peasant girl is told each year in Mexico, inspiring everyone that a gift from the heart is the most precious gift of all, and even the simplest of things can be great.