The Story of the Candy Cane with Printable Tags
Candy canes are such an iconic Christmas candy, aren’t they? We love hanging candy canes on our tree and passing them out while Christmas caroling! If you’re giving out candy canes this year, you’ll love attaching this Story of the Candy Cane printable!
Candy canes are so pretty – the red and white stripes plus the peppermint flavor – so Christmas-y! Speaking of that flavor, we LOVE desserts with crushed candy canes! Our CANDY CANE BROWNIES (starts with a cake mix!) and our PEPPERMINT BARK SHEET CAKE (feeds a crowd!) are both holiday favorites!
The story of the candy cane printable is 4″x4″, but if you prefer them a little smaller, just scale them down during the print process. I personally like the 4″x4″.
Once you get the story of the candy cane printable printed and cut, choose your favorite ribbon, use a hole punch to make a hole for the ribbon, and tie it around the candy cane in a pretty bow!
(TIP: to tie a perfect bow, cross left over right for the first tie and it will go well from there. If you do the opposite, right over left, that’s when the bow is upside-down and you end up trying to fight with it to twist it around and make it stay where you want it. For a quick video tutorial on this method, head here >> YouTube video )
What is the Story of the Candy Cane? We have THIS BOOK that tells the story of a little girl who helps a candymaker pass out candy canes and invitations to his new candy shop grand opening, where he then explains the message of the candy cane: A “J” for Jesus, flip it over and it’s a staff representing Jesus our Shepherd as well as the shepherds who were the first to hear of Jesus’ birth. A white candy stick tells of our sinless Savior, and the red tells us of the blood He shed for us. The stripes represent the “stripes” of His suffering by which we are healed.
This story of the candy cane printable sums up what the candy cane stands for – such a great reminder of what the Christmas season is all about!
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It’s said that back in 1670, a choirmaster in Germany gave plain white sugar sticks to the smallest children to keep them quiet. Eventually the hooks were added and red stripes with mint flavor were added.
The candy cane has Biblical principles – A “J” for Jesus, flip it over and it’s a staff representing Jesus our Shepherd as well as the shepherds who were the first to hear of Jesus’ birth. A white candy stick tells of our sinless Savior, and the red tells us of the blood He shed for us. The stripes represent the “stripes” of His suffering by which we are healed.
Looking for more Christmas gift ideas?
This DIY HOT COCOA GIFT KIT is cute (& has a free printable)! It’s perfect for giving to the mailman, students, hairdresser, etc.!
One of our favorite Christmas traditions is hanging these MOLASSES COOKIE ORNAMENTS on the tree like we did when we were growing up!