The Christmas Candy Cane Story + Free Printable

What’s Inside: Learn about the gospel from a candy cane with the Christmas candy cane story

The Christmas Candy Cane Story

Did you know that you can teach the gospel from a simple candy cane? Pretty cool, right

Rumor has it that there was a candy maker who made candy canes to spread the message of the gospel. I’m not sure if it’s really true or not, or if someone took the legend of the candy cane and made it up… but either way, the Christmas candy cane story is perfect for a Christmas eve tradition and perfect to share with your friends and family

And grab your crayons because I’ve got a free printable for you that would be a great activity for Christmas eve and to pass on to those who you want to share the gospel with.

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According to the candy cane maker, candy canes represents 8 things about the gospel.

Here is what the Christmas candy cane story represents:

The Shepherd’s Staff

The candy cane shape represents a shepherd’s staff since Jesus is our Shepherd-Psalm 23:1, John 10:11, John 10:27-30, Isaiah 40:11

J is for Jesus

Turn the candy can upside down and it represents the name of Jesus-Acts 4:12 Luke 1:31, Matthew 1:21

Jesus is our Rock

Hard candy is used in a candy cane to represent Christ being our rock . We can trust and depend on Him-Psalm 31:3

Stripes Represents His Crucifixion

By His Stripes: Red and white stripes represent the crucifixion and the blood he shed in our place for our sins-Revelation 1:5, John 3:16, Luke 22:20

Holiness and Purity

White stripes in the candy cane represent holiness and purity. We were born in sin and only Jesus can make us holy-I John 1:7

Sweet Smelling Savor

When the wise man came to meet Jesus, they brought spices as gifts. Peppermint represents the sweet smelling savor of hyssop which was used in temple sacrifices-Psalm 51:7, John 10:29, Matthew 2:11

He was Broken for Us

Break your candy cane. This represents how Jesus was crucified and broken on the cross-I Cor. 11:24

The Love of Jesus

The candy cane can also represent a gift to be given to others who need to know about Jesus and the real meaning of Christmas. Print this out and give it to someone you love to tell them about Jesus!

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Have you heard of the Christmas Candy Cane Story? Will you be using it in your celebration of Christmas to keep Jesus at the forefront of you Christmas celebrations?

God bless you and may you have a wonderful Jesus focused Christmas!

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Let's create something beautiful together!
Let’s create something beautiful together!

If you’re interested in more Christ focused coloring pages, here’s a 10 page coloring book I recently made and put in the shop.

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