It was invented by a Christian in England in the 17th century at a time the government would not let people celebrate Christmas.
So a candy maker made candy shaped like a shepherd's crook to be a secret symbol of Jesus. The three small stripes represent
the father,the son, and the Holy Spirit. The large red stripe is for the life of Jesus, that He gave up for us.
The candy cane was a double gift, a sweet treat and a symbol of Christmas.
A patient gave me a candy cane the other day with this story attached to it. It made my heart smile!
How ever you celebrate the holiday season in your own special ways or beliefs, I thought this was a good way to share a little of mine with you.
Happy New Year