Okay so earlier, I went to church. After Mass, as i walked down the school hallway beside the Church, i see these posters on the bulletin board which have the candy cane colors, red & white. In the center of those posters contained a little story, that goes a little something like this:

Many years ago, a candy maker wanted to make a candy at Christmas time that would serve as a witness to his Christian faith. He wanted to incorporate several symbols for the birth, ministry and death of Jesus. He began with a stick of pure white hard candy; white to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus; hard to symbolize the solid rock, the foundation of the Church; firmness to represent the promise of God.

The candymaker made the candy in the form of a “J” to represent the name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. He thought it could also represent the staff of the Good Shepherd, with which he reached 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 three 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 Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life. Unfortunately, the candy became known as a candy cane – a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. But the true meaning is still there for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

The End.       http://www.alighthouse.com/candycane.htm*

pssst.   4 days left until Christmas!

By Fatima

wife + mom. sustainability strategist, interior designer, writer. sharing faith and our growing domestic church. creating a slow, sustainable, low waste home.


  1. lol… i love candy canes!!!.. = ).. merry christmas!!!.. and happie holidays.. im leaving fer new york this morning.. soo juss wanted to greet you!!.. byeee!

  2. ey daughter….i miss you berry much. I hope I didn’t make u too sad about Cali….but I sure wanna go back….it’s way betta than Maryland….rite?! I Hope you have a great X-mas wit ur family, and don’t worry ur mama n papa will b missin u…hope u lyke the gifts from sants….hehe:lol:

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