One of our most popular pre-decorated collections is the Candy Collection. This collection of ornaments is reminiscent of peppermints and sugar plums. We believe the popularity of this collection comes from the association of peppermint candies to Christmas.
We have searched high and low (to no avail) to find a link with peppermint candies and Christmas. Although no one really has a definite explanation to this tradition, or any facts supporting their theories, the association is undeniable. The most popular, widely accepted theory we found, is this: In 1670 (although the date is of debate as well), the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany bent sugar-sticks into canes to represent a shepherd's staff. The all-white candy canes were given out to children during the long-winded nativity services to keep them occupied.
The stripes on candy canes are not recorded until after the 1900’s. Although no one has solid explanations for the stripes, either, the red stripes are believed by many Christians to represent the blood that was shed by Christ on the cross.
A wreath or garland decorated with our Candy Collection would be the perfect addition to any room, but imagine placing one of these beauties in your child’s room near Christmas time to encourage dreams of sugar plums dancing in their heads.
A kitchen or dining room would also make a wonderful host for a Candy Collection wreath or garland. Everyone loves sweet treats after their meals, and holiday meals are no different. One of our Candy pieces could help satisfy the ‘sweet tooth’ without actually consuming all of the wonderful calories that come with traditional sweet treats.
Our Candy Collection greenery is available in either a wreath (2’, 3’, 4’, 5’, or 6’ in diameter) or a 9’ garland. If you need something larger, we can customize to suit your needs with just a 48-72 hour turn-around time.
Have further questions about our Candy Collection, or any collection? Simply give us a call or send us an email. We would love to help in any way possible – please just do not ask us how peppermint candies got their connection to Christmas. Unfortunately where the peppermint candy/Christmas association is concerned, we cannot provide any solid foundation for the connection.