Why we celebrate Christmas
then there is the candy cane. It is said there was a candy maker who wanted to invent a candy that was a witness of Christ. First of all, he used a hard candy because Christ is the rock of ages. This hard candy was shaped so that it would resemble a "J" for Jesus, or if turned upside down, a shepherd's staff. He made it white to represent the purity of Christ. Finally a red stripe was added for the sins of the world and three thinner red stripes for the stripes He received on our behalf from the Roman Soldiers. The flavor of the cane is peppermint, which is similar to hyssop. Hyssop is in the mint family and was used in the Old Testament for purification and sacrifice.