Let's Get into the Christmas Spirit with Home Staging! ...part 5
By Tammy Mercado, Dayton Ohio Home Stager
(Debra's Designs Home Staging & Redesign)
Did you know...Candy Canes originated over 350 years ago and the original ones were all white...and straight?!?! Around the seventeenth century, European-Christians began to adopt the use of Christmas trees as part of their Christmas celebrations. They made special decorations for their trees from foods like cookies and sugar-stick candy. The first historical reference to the familiar cane shape goes back to 1670, when the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany, bent the sugar-sticks into canes to represent a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. The clergymen's custom of handing out candy canes during Christmas services spread throughout Europe and later to America. The canes were still white, but som...