Peppermint Candy Decor

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.

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