A Native South Carolinian, Joel Poinsett, Is Credited With Introducing The Poinsettia To North America In The 1820s
Over time in popular culture, a number of items have evolved to create a series of worldwide Christmas symbols. The first modern Christmas tree is credited to Germany in the 16th century, while the first trees in America were erected in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Adorning the outsides of our home with Christmas lights came about in the mid-sixties, when big, bright bulbs were seen lining the eaves of homes. And the poinsettia, also known as the Christmas plant, became a symbol of Christmastime in the 16th century in its native lands now known as Mexico.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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