Thursday, December 23, 2010

Candy Cane Wishes

The Legend of the Candy Cane

A Candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would help us remember who Christmas is really about. So he made a 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 sinless nature of Jesus. Hard candy to symbolize the solid rock, the foundation of the Church, and firmness of the promises of God.

The candy maker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the name of Jesus. It also represented the staff of the "Good Shepherd".

The candy maker then included red stripes. He used three small stripes and a large red stripe to represent the suffering Christ endured at the end of his life.

The candy became known as a Candy Cane - a decoration seen at Christmas time. The meaning has faded, but still gives joy to children young and old, whom Jesus loves and treasures.

He stands at your door and knocks.  My prayer for you this Christmas is that you have room at your "Inn" and in your heart so that He may enter.

Merry Christmas to Everyone!
May God Bless You!

Love, Diana


  1. Thank you for a lovely post. Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season!

  2. Well now I feel guilty for throwing away all those candy canes. Who knew they had such a heavy meaning. I just thought they were like fruitcake, everyone gives them but nobody wants them.

  3. I hope to see you very soon.I need diana time i have been babysitting a lot i am loving it.So i hope after the new year start back ever other weekend unless you do not like you person that fills your dishwasher or emptes it love you and merry christmas

  4. A neat lil story to pass on to those who dont know. Thanks for sharing Di. And Merry Christmas and a wonderful happy new year to you and yours.


  5. Merry Christmas Miss Apple Pie. I've enjoyed reading your blog this year and getting to know you better. Good thing we haven't met in person (yet) because I don't know if the world is ready for that kind of chaos!! Have a splendid holiday!!

  6. Very nice! Christmas wishes to "You and Yours"

  7. I love the candy cane story! Merry Christmas Apple Pie Gal!

  8. Merry Christmas!! I enjoy your blog - your inner beauty shines through your written words.

  9. Hope you guys had a Merry Xmas! Love you. Did it work?

  10. Such a nice post. Hope you had a Merry christmas!