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Who cares for the the 2nd victim!

Republicans are the political party for African-Americans and people of different ethnicities!

Answering, "Voting for neither candidate of a major political party is going to bring us closer to God."


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Juveniles escape of death penalty could influence abortion decisions.

FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!


Archives of Daily Devotionals Delivers Dosage!

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"Top 25 reasons given for why students think the original candy cane was made with red and white stripes and was in the shape of a candy cane?"

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Top 25 responses given in 2005, by students at Schenley Cafe, for the origins of the CANDY CANE!

Ramesh C. Reddy

TOP 25 RESPONSES TO “"Why do you think the original candy cane was made with red and white stripes and is in the shape of a cane?"


It is all part of the magic of Christmas!

Jill Libenson


The originator was a barber who was a senior citizen.

Dan Kubiak


Barbers needed canes to walk so they showed their professions on their cane.

Liz A


Red is the best color ever & white looks good with red. It is a cane so you can hang them on your X-mas tree.

Sarah Davin


It is in the shape of a cane because Santa ate a lot of cookies, got really fat, and needed help standing up, so it’s used as his support. It is red and white because those colors match his suit.

Stephanie Weiss


They are red and white to match the candy stripers at the hospital and the shape is to hang on the sick children’s X-mas tree.

Alyssa Riccardo


So small children would not poke themselves and red/white so it will match Santa.

Elaine Rhein


Because that is the color Santa Claus wears, and it’s a cane shape because at one time Santa hurt his foot and needed a cane, so he made it red & white but now he is better.

Sarah Powell


It is the American version of the lollipop, hence the Red and White. The cane symbolizes being wise.

Thomas Christophel


Because polar bears are white and coke cans are red.

Dave Kleinman Jr.


To represent blood and snow! Cane is the shape of a shepherd’s staff

Paul Simpson


Red and white are Santa’s favorite colors so his elves made him a cane so he didn’t slip when getting onto his sleigh.

Lindsay Bish


Because Santa’s sweet suit is red and white and he had arthritis so he used to use a cane, until he had corrective surgery in the late 1800’s.

Maura Harty


A candy cane is an upside down J. The J stands for Jerusalem where Jesus was born. White because it is the color of purity & goodness and red because of compassion. This is not what I think. This is the true story I think.

Jeffrey Cavett


Red represents holly and white because they ran out of green food coloring. It’s in the shape of a ‘J’ because ‘J’ stands for Jesus.



It is not in the shape of a cane; it is in the shape of a “J” for Jesus! Red and white were Jesus’ favorite colors.

Mike McNamara


It is in the shape of a ‘J’, which stands for Jesus. White represents purity, red represents love and passion.

Katie Ennis


A shepherd’s cane represents the holiness of Christmas; the red and white stripes are there to make your tongue red.

Shauna Hopkins


Red = Love; White = Friendship; and a cane because the two colors are hooked together.

Kristan Koontz


The cane shape was to represent the ancient tool used to fight off the evil alien bloodsucking monkeys. The red was for the bloodshed by both humans and monkeys and the white for the hope of peace in the future.

Ryan Masolotte


A RED and WHITE candy cane decided to have a baby and he was STRIPED.

Lindsay Wright


It is a long story but here we go….One day a RED circle met a WHITE stick. They got married and had a baby and the cane was formed.

Julie Colbert


One day, Santa was walking around his workshop holding a white cane. Since it was cold outside, his nose was very irritated so it started to bleed. Santa didn’t have a tissue, so he took his cane and started to rotate it under his nose to catch the blood. When he was finished, it was spiraled. One of the elves thought it was bloody yet beautiful, and suddenly they were mass produced as candy. ~The End~

Rachel Jones


Santa wanted to make a candy that represented the “Christmas Spirit”; something red (which symbolized “LOVE for one another”) and something white (which symbolized the season, “peace”, “white snow”, etc.) Anyway, the colors were striped on a candy, shaped as a HEART, but the machine that produced the candy broke and candy canes with red and white stripes came out, were shipped and boxed, then sent to all the candy factories in the world. Then the shape stuck and the candy cane became the traditional Christmas candy.

Marissa Angeles


Cane is the Shepherd’s cane; also “Lord is our Shepherd”! Red is the blood of Jesus shed for us; white is because we are robed in white through forgiveness.

Mike Fuerch


There was this elderly man who owned a candy factory and loved his grandchildren so dearly that he wanted them to know about his love for the Lord Jesus Christ. Since they were children, he had to think of a way to present the Gospel to them. What better way than create candy in the shape of a cane he thought to himself. Later he decided to put red & white stripes on it with 3 tiny little stripes going through it. Now when his grandchildren came for candy, he had a way to also present the Gospel. He would tell them the shape of the candy was in the shape of a cane to represent the letter “J” to stand for Jesus and when it is turned upside down to represent a Shepherd’s staff to take care of us His sheep for Jesus is the Good Shepherd. The red stripes on the candy represent the wounded stripes of Jesus when he was bruised and beaten to rescue us and the blood that Jesus shed on the cross at Calvary to wipe away all our sins while the white stripes represent the purity of Christ cleansing us of our sins when we are covered with the cleansing blood of Jesus. The 3 tiny stripes represent the Trinity: God, the Father; God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. With just a candy cane the Gospel was presented to the children at Christmas time celebrating the birth of Jesus. Every time they ate a candy cane they could be reminded of what they mean to Jesus and how much he loves them. Amen!

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