The Candy Cane

A Candymakers Story

A candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be indicative of Christmas(s), so he made the Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, life and death of Christ.

He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy.

The candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J"

Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candymaker stained it with red stripes.

Unfortunately, the candy became known as a candy cane -- a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. But the meaning is still there for those who "have eyes to see." I hope this symbol will again be used to show the love of God for His adopted (that is, Baptized) children.