Ever since the 1950s the poinsettia with its brightly-coloured star-shaped bracts has accompanied families around the world through the days of Christmas. Children love the radiantly beautiful harbingers of the coming festivities, which stand for everything that makes Advent and Christmas so alluring. Have a look and discover the wonderful and colourful world of the poinsettia!
Family in the midst of stars
For many families Christmas is a time for baking. How about some delicious cookies in the shape of poinsettias for a change? Having some magnificent poinsettia plants in the room will be inspiration enough for this idea.
For many families Christmas is a time for baking. How about some delicious cookies in the shape of poinsettias for a change? Having some magnificent poinsettia plants in the room will be inspiration enough for this idea.
Pure anticipation: Advent calendar and Advent wreaths
Absolute must-haves at Christmas are the Advent calendar and the Advent wreath. Especially children love these traditional Christmas elements, which lend decorative touches to the celebrations. And poinsettias open up numerous possibilities for alternative designs for these popular Advent classics and make them even more unforgettable.
This alternative Advent wreath made of aluminium wire, wooden clothespins and cream-coloured cut poinsettias is an ideal arts & crafts project for the whole family, since even the smallest children can help, for example when it’s time to clip the wooden clothespins to the wires.
Christmas Eve: the highlight of a starry season
Christmas without a Christmas tree? Hard to imagine for most people. With golden stars, baubles and pine cones, as well as cut poinsettias, this classic fir tree puts on a brilliant show. Tip: To keep the living Christmas ornaments fresh for as long as possible, immediately after cutting the poinsettia stems hold the cut ends in 60°C water for a few seconds, then dip in cold water.
Not only the house gets decorated for Christmas. In many families it’s also custom to dress up for the festivities. This little girl has put on her best dress for the occasion and as a special highlight she has a cut poinsettia in her hair. Of course her teddy has to be presented with the same Christmas headdress. Tip: To protect the girl’s hair, wrap the stem of the poinsettia in green tape.
Christmas just like in Grandmother’s day
Ever since the 1950s poinsettias have been a permanent fixture of the Christmas decorations in homes everywhere. So they are also a part of the childhood memories of many a grandma today.
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