The Symbolism of the Candy Cane
upside down, the cane makes a “J”
Jesus who was born on Christmas Day.
it upright like the Good Shepherd’s staff
pleads to the Father on your behalf.
the top you’ll see the saving crook,
on the lost sheep He never forsook.
stripes whisper softly “By his stripes we are healed.”
the red represents His blood that was
white gives us hope to become pure as He,
forsaking our sins, white as snow they will be.
peppermint oil that flavors this treat,
known for its strong healing properties.
each time you see the striped candy cane,
dear child, He calls out your name.