The "Legend of the Candy Cane" poem comes from the book by the same name from Lori Walburg. It features a girl named Lucy who learns the poem and shares it with others, bringing her town together to learn the meaning of ... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

Candy canes originate from sugar-stick candy that people hung on Christmas trees in the 17th century. The original candy was straight and white, without any colored stripes. More » Food Grocery Candy

The candy cane poem is a poem that is often used in religious settings to compare a candy cane to the sacrifice that Jesus made. It is often used at Christmas time to minister to children. More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry
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Some free Christmas decorations that are easy to make from recycled or found materials are candy cane vases, golden pine cones and stocking ornaments. These craft decorations are appropriate for children and adults. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

To make a candy cane reindeer, glue pipe-cleaner antlers to the curved edge of the candy. Add googly eyes and a pom pom nose to complete the reindeer. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

Candy cane marshmallows and candy cane popcorn are both simple Christmas candy recipes. Add the easy-to-make homemade marshmallows to hot cocoa or serve individually. The popcorn is a quick and easy holiday snack, ready ... More » Food Cooking

The legend associating Christmas candy canes with Jesus purports that the candy cane was first created as a symbol of Christ. The white is supposed to be symbolic of Christ's purity and immaculate conception, the red of ... More » World View Religion Christianity