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.
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