One kind woman gave us a Christmas Cactus along with her meal. Now, I do not have a green thumb, but I also couldn't just throw the plant away after so long. So, I decided to transplant it into a flower pot and see what would happen.
I placed it next to my kitchen window and gave it water when I thought it needed it. A few times, I noticed it didn't look too good, but it always perked back up.
A year later, a short time after this Christmas, it started growing small pink buds at the ends of the leaves. Today, the first bloom truly blossomed! I can't really explain how it happened, but it did! And it is so pretty!
I moved it from the kitchen window to our kitchen table, which still gets quite a bit of afternoon sunlight, along with our Holy Family statue. Kind of a centerpiece, I guess, on top of a wintery place mat.