by Reve' Gipson
It's the most wonderful time of The Year!
It isn't the Holly, it isn't the snow, it isn't the tree or the fire lights that glow - It's the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit is here.
From all of us to all of you - Here's wishing each of you and your families a holiday season filled with good health, love and happiness.
Did you know that - White Candy Canes have been used to decorate Christmas trees for centuries, but it was not until the early 1900's that red stripes were added. The story of how a candy cane maker used the candy cane to symbolize Christ's Love is a great way to remind others of the true meaning of Christmas.
The white part of the candy represents the purity of Jesus. The red stripes remind us of Christ's death on the cross. The crook at the top looks like a shepherd's staff and it helps us remember the Shepherds that were the first to hear about the Savior's Birth. Turned upside down, the candy cane looks like the letter J symbolizing the first letter in Jesus's name.
Until Next Time -
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and More Beautiful."
- Norman Vincent Peale