Four symbols of the candy cane

are told at Christmas time

to remind us of our Savior.

Here they are in rhyme:


The Christmas candy cane we eat,

or hang upon our tree,

tells a story about Christ and

what He means to you and me.


Two color stripes are on the cane.

One’s white… the other red.

Red is for the precious blood

that for us all, He shed.


       White is for the pureness

of Him born on Christmas day.

Just think of His name, “Jesus”,

       when you see it as a “J”.


And when we turn it back around

a staff does yet remain,

to remind us He’s our Shepherd.

All this in a candy cane.