December 1, 2011
A Good Affair's Delightful December Christmas Countdown! ~ Day 1 ~
It’s DECEMBER!! Can you believe it?? We have had such an AMAZING year working with so many great couples and building some great relationships. But WOW – the time does fly when you’re having fun!
We wanted to kick-off this December with a Holiday segment – our Delightful December Christmas Countdown! We’re going to be bringing you 25 days of fun-filled, inspirational and unique ideas for the Holiday! Look out for some great DIY projects, awesome gift finds, decor inspirations and more!! And of course, we’ll still be putting up our Friday Fab Finds each week… so on Friday’s you’ll be getting a double dose of neat ideas and finds!
Without further ado, here’s our Delightful December Christmas Countdown, Day 1!
Candy CanesThe quintessential candy of Christmas.
Boxes and boxes are displayed in stores, from the traditional red and white to a rainbow of colors!
What’s with candy canes? How did they come about? Let’s Wiki this for a moment:
“In its early form, the candy cane began as a simple white stick of sugar for children to eat – there was no “cane” shape or stripes to speak of.”
“The distinctive “hook” shape associated with candy canes is traditionally credited to a choirmaster… who, legend has it, in 1670 bent straight candy sticks into canes to represent a shepherd’s crook, and gave them to children at church services.”
“It is also possible that, as people decorated their Yule trees with food, the bent candy cane was invented as a functional solution.“
So there you have it (in three succinct sentences) the rough origins of the candy cane. Now let’s check out all the fun things we can do with them! If you like an idea, click on the picture and it’ll take you to the source!
Stay tuned for more tomorrow! (and the next day, and the next day, and the next…)
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