Saturday, December 17, 2011

History of the Candy Cane

One of my favorite sweet treats of this time of year, are candy canes. The way that the sweet, sticky, peppermint taste just floods your whole mouth when you nibble on the cane just makes me feel like I'm on Cloud Nine. However, the real thing that the candy cane represents has been lost, and now is only recognized as a Christmas decoration. I am here to help prevent that.




A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ.


He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. White to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the church, and firmness of the promises of God.


The candymaker made the candy in the form of a “J” to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our savior. It also represents the staff of the “Good Shepherd” with which He reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray.


Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candymaker stained it with red stripes. He used the tree small stripes to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received by which we are healed. The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Jesus on the Cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life, if only we put our faith and trust in Him.


Unfortunately, the candy became known as a Candy Cane - a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. But the meaning is still there for those who “have eyes to see and ears to hear”.





Hopefully, next time you delight in a candy cane, it will taste a bit sweeter knowing that everything about it represents and points back to our Savior. The real reason we celebrate this time of year. :)



~Peace, love, toe socks~

14 comments:

  1. Wow! That's great! I just now found out what a candy cane realy "stands" for. I thought before that it's a shepherd staff and shape of "J"esus. But it never came to me it's real.

    A true meaning of His Birth. :D

    Thanks for this post!

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  6. This is SO cool! I had no idea that candy canes had that much thought put into them. Very orginal post.

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  7. Wow, that's really interesting! Definitely gives a new perspective, and since I'm such a candy cane lover, it really is neat to think about. Thanks for sharing! :) Off to go get me one!

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  8. That's so cool! Thanks for sharing!! :) xxx

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  9. Mom mommy used to read me this story every year around christmas then give us our first candy cane of the year <3 <3 I love your blog :)

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  10. I love this!!!!!!!! I never knew about it... It brings about a whole new meaning to this great candy :) My mom is going to love this(cause I know she'll love it, I'm going to show it to her) Sierra
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  11. Hey JesusChick! Great post, We hear the candy cane story every year at my school, but I never get tired of hearing it :). Oh! And Would you mind guest posting on my blog? You can do it anytime from the 22nd through the 27th. You can always do a scheduled post too, if your busy then. Just e-mail me at mmg1600{at}gmail{dot}com Thanks so much!

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  13. wow...i did not know this! a really good blogpost, and now, everytime i eat a candycane i shall think of it's meaning :) xx

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