Learn the Christian history, meaning and symbolism of candy canes. Did you know you can teach about Jesus with the legend of the candy cane to your kids? Every year as Christmas nears, candy canes show up. The Symbolism of the Candy Cane. It's just a little Christmas treat, but did you also know? It represents our Savior – born so long ago. The shape is like a "J". Good Friday Sermon of Father Cantalamessa Catholic Online. Wisdom lies beyond the surface of life Mary Regina Morrell. But the choirmaster wanted more than just keeping the children quiet; he wanted them to learn something of the significance of the Nativity. I would use it in my Christmas decorations and have for the reasons given in the tale. Pontiff Backs Latin America's Continental Mission Catholic Online.