Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

The candy cane was invented by a 
17th century Christian in England.

At this time, the government would
not let the people celebrate
Christmas. So, a candy maker made
a candy shaped like a shepherd's 
crook to be a secret symbol of Jesus.

The three small stripes represent the 
Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the 
large red stripe is for the life of
Jesus that he gave for us.

Thus, the candy cane was a double 
gift... Sweet treat and a symbol of 

This was given to me one Christmas Eve as a gift from my Aunt Mary. She made these for all of her nieces as a remembrance of the real reason for the season and I have treasured it ever since. Every time I see a candy cane during the holiday season I am reminded of this legend. These framed legends make perfect little gifts to give to those you love, teachers, neighbors or just anyone who needs a little holiday spirit, to remind them that during the hustle and bustle of the season there is always something to believe in. 

These Legend of the Candy Cane frames are made even more special when given tied up with some holly, candy canes and a little pixie dust!

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