The Legend of the Candy Cane
“A humble man wished to use his candymaking art to make a Christmas gift for Christ that came straight from his heart. First he shaped the candy into a shepherd's staff, a "J" - to stand for the name of Jesus, who was born on Christmas Day. He used white stripes to symbolize Jesus' virgin birth, and His sinlessness and purity during His time on earth. Finally, he colored the candy with stripes made out of red, to represent the scourging and the blood that Jesus shed. He had created the Candy Cane, to remind us during this season that Christmas is a sweet gift of love - Jesus is the reason.”
Saint Valentine sent hearts of parchment to those imprisoned for their Faith. On the Feast of Saint Valentine let us remember the Candy Cane heart for one of God’s most dear friends who shed his blood for LOVE of Him whom created Him.
“This saint fought even unto death, for the law of his God, and feared not the words of the wicked; for he was set upon a firm rock.”
-Antiphon of St. Valentine
How to Make Candy Cane Hearts
A box of candy canes (large or small work fine)
Popsicle sticks or lollypop sticks, half as many as you have candy canes
Parchment paper or silicon baking sheet
White (red) Melting Chocolate, white chocolate chips ect. optional
Plastic Wrap or Fold Over Sandwich Bags (no zipper)
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White Card Stock
Don't forget the helpful little hands, and lots of love inspired by the martyr of Christ!