Legend has it that at the turn of the 20th century,

an Indiana man created this striped

peppermint candy that we know as the candy cane.


The Legend of the Candy Cane

A humble man wished to use

his candy making art

to make a Christmas gift for Christ

that came straight from his heart.


First he shaped the candy

into a shepherd’s staff, a “J” –

to stand for the name of Jesus,

who was born on Christmas Day.


He used white stripes to symbolize

Jesus’ virgin birth

and His sinless and purity

during His time on earth.


Finally, he colored the candy

with stripes made out of red,

to represent the scourging

and the blood that Jesus shed.


He had created the Candy Cane,

to remind us during this season

that Christmas is a sweet gift of love –

Jesus is the reason.


But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

Ephesians 4:7


May you find God’s sweet love at the heart of your Christmas!


Blog written by Rebekah Wright