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Legend has it that inthe choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany handed out sugar sticks among his young singers to keep them quiet during the long Living Creche ceremony. In honor of the occasion, he had the candies bent into shepherds' crooks. Ina German-Swedish immigrant named August Imgard of Wooster, Ohio, decorated a small blue spruce with paper ornaments and candy canes. It wasn't until the turn of the century that the red and white stripes and peppermint flavors became the norm. In Indiana, a candy maker wanted to make a candy that could be a reminder of Jesus Christ, so he made the Christmas candy cane. He started off with a stick of pure white hard candy.

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Did you know you can teach about Jesus with the legend of the candy cane to your kids? Every year as Christmas nears, candy canes show up in stores and millions are purchased and consumed each year.

Does the candy cane have a spiritual meaning?

While candy canes are no doubt delicious, they are more than just a pretty, tasty sweet to enjoy around Christmas. The legend of the candy cane shows that the candy cane was deed to be a delicious reminder of what Christmas is all about — Jesus.

While there are several similar legends surrounding the candy cane, here is one of my favorites. According to the legend of the candy cane, this candy was first created back in the 18th century.

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At that time, in certain areas of Europe, there was said to be a ban on public displays of Christianity. Christians were oppressed and no Bibles or crosses could be owned at the time. One man found this oppression distressing and wished he could share the love of Jesus and the joy of Christmas with the rest of the world.

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As a candy maker, this man prayed to find a way that he could offer local children a Christmas gift that would allow him to communicate the real story of Christmas. His prayer led to an idea--The Candy Cane. By His Stripes : Wide red stripes were added to the candy cane, representative of the crucifixion and the blood Jesus shed for our sins. White-Purification from Sin : There are also white stripes on the candy cane, which represents the holiness, and purity of Jesus, who was sinless I John Sweet Fragrance of Christ : Peppermint was the flavor that the candy maker chose for the candy cane.

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Peppermint was very similar to hyssop, which was used for sacrifice and purification in the Old Testament, reminding us of the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. It also reminds us of the spices brought by the Wise Men when they came to visit Jesus PsalmJohnMatthew Broken For Us : Of course, when the candy cane is eaten, it is often broken, which the candy maker meant as a reminder that when Jesus was crucified, his body was broken I Cor. Love of Christ : The candy cane was also made to be given as a gift, representing the love of Jesus when he gave us the gift of salvation.

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In this legend, it was a way that the candy maker could tell the children the story of Christmas and still today, we have candy canes as a reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. I hope you enjoy teaching your kids about the Legend of the Candy Cane and instilling some Christ-centered focus for Christmas this year.

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We don’t know the origins of the candy cane, but they almost certainly were not christian

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Despite modern religious legends, candy canes were not created as christian symbols representing the blood and purity of jesus.

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Dec Following God. The Legend of The Candy Cane According to the legend of the candy cane, this candy was first created back in the 18th century. Share this post:.

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