Nothing says the holidays more than red and white peppermint candy. Not just the colors but the scent can be a reminder of family and holiday get togethers.
Dating back to the 1600s in Germany, in an attempt to keep children quiet during church services on Christmas eve, a choirmaster had a local candy maker make some sugar sticks. He had the the sticks made to represent a shepherd’s hook to remind the children of the shepherds who visited the infant Jesus. He also had them made white in remembrance of the sinless life of Jesus. The first machine-made striped candy canes were made in the 1920s.
As the candy canes were adopted as a holiday candy, so were the round striped candies and today candy cane themed decor is very commonplace. Candy cane themed votive candles are a great way to incorporate into your holiday decor.