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Dec 13, 2013 · Did you know you can teach about Jesus with the legend of the candy cane to your kids? Share about God’s love with these red and white reminders of the real reason we celebrate Christmas.
Nov 30, 2020 · Legend of the Candy Cane: A Candymaker’s Witness The candymaker made the candy in the form of a a “J” to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. It could also represent the staff of the “Good Shepherd” with which He reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs who like all ...
Dec 20, 2017 · The first documented use of candy canes in the U.S. dates back to 1847, when German-Swedish immigrant August Imgard decorated a blue spruce tree with candy canes and paper ornaments, according...
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“Legend has it that the candy cane dates back to 1670, when the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany handed out sugar sticks among his young singers to keep them quiet during the Living Creche ceremony,” Schildhaus says. “In honor of the occasion, he bent the candies into shepherds’ crooks.” Susan Benjamin, founder of True Treats Histori...
Most, however, agree the white candy cane made its U.S. debut in 1847 in Wooster Ohio, according to Schildhaus, when August Imgard, a German-Swedish immigrant, decorated a small blue spruce with paper ornaments and candy canes. Or course, today, there’s nothing more iconic when it comes to candy than the alternating red and white stripes of the can...
“With the stripe came legends of stories about the candy cane, such as it being a secret code among persecuted Christians in Germany or England in the 17th century; a secret language amongst the Christian faithful depending on the stripe—three represented the trinity, one Jesus’ sacrifice),” she says, adding, “and the more general role of the strip...
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Eddie Murphy’s Christmas film ‘Candy Cane Lane’ has St. Louis connection
East St. Louis native Reginald Hudlin is the director of "Candy Cane Lane." It's his first Christmas movie and reunites him with Eddie Murphy.
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