A candy cane to most people are a yummy, sticky cane of joy that usually appears once a year – Christmas! Kids love them, I love them, I’m sure you love them too! Now days there are many different colours and flavours to be had, but it is the significance of the red and white that has true meaning behind them.
So do you know where the Candy Cane first originated from?
According to folklore, in 1670, in Cologne, Germany, the choirmaster at the Cathedral wished to quieten the noise caused by the children during service. He asked a local candy maker for some "sugar sticks" to help quieten them. In order to justify the practice of giving candy to children during his service, he asked the candy maker to add a crook to the top of each stick, which would help children remember the shepherds who visited the baby Jesus. In addition, he used the white colour in the candy cane to teach children about the Christian belief of Jesus' sinless life.
Whilst the candy cane is now a significant part of Christmas in many countries, the meaning behind the candy cane has been lost in time and most do not know. I myself grew up in a God believing home, going to church on Sundays, however up until a few years back I had no idea the candy cane had such meaning until a good friend told me. I was in shock lol From then on however I saw this yummy delight in a whole other light and looked at ways to inform others too - especially my own children.
A Better Way To Give A Candy Cane.
So instead of doing Christmas cards this year for school, Mr 6 is going to hand out this personalised Candy Cane Gift Card printable.
Personalised Candy Cane Gift Card
If you too would like this printable to teach others the original meaning behind the candy cane, head on over to my Josabella Kids digital invitation site and use CANDY100 on checkout to get the candy printable FREE ! (offer ends Dec 3rd 2017)
Also available from Josabella Kids are these PERSONALISED printable Christmas items – orders now open until Dec 15th.
Personalised Nice List Certificate
Personalised Letter From Santa + Matching Printabe Blank Envelope
Let me know in the comments if you will use this better way of giving a candy cane to the ones you love!
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