Happy Monday to all of my friends!
Today is December 2nd.
It is also my 61st birthday.
Bob and I will be going out for dinner,
and then do some Christmas shopping.
Today I feature the
partridge in a pear tree.
Besides the partridges and the pears,
I also added tallow berries and
These white tallow berries were purchased
from an online store called
Curious Country Creations.
The Chenille candy canes were purchased
years ago from an Ebay seller.
So sorry, do not remember the seller.
Today my story is about candy canes.
Back in 1670
a German Choirmaster
wanted to get the attention
of his students
during the long Nativity scenes.
He decided to bend a candy stick
into the shape of a Shepherds hook.
Others took it to represent the letter J
Although it is not known for sure
if the Colonists used candy canes,
they did seem to appear in America by 1847
By the late 1800's
the red stripe began appearing.
At least we do know they were invented
before the 1700's.
Since I have so much to share,
I will be doing my posts every other day
now until Christmas.
Candy Cane Blessings To All!