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.


Visit our pinterest board to get more ideas

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s