Christmas is mainly centred on children and their innocent excitement in receiving gifts and their favourite sweets. Getting candy canes is already a staple treat during the Yuletide season.
St. Nicholas, who is said to be the real Santa Claus, reportedly loved surprising kids with toys and treats. He would give those candies, hence, the practice of eating sweets during Christmas.
According to legends, a choirmaster started giving away candy canes to his wards to keep them quiet during a Christmas service practice. He also shaped these “sugar sticks” into a shepherd’s staff in honour of the holiday. Ever since then, candy canes have become synonymous to the Christmas season.
But it’s not just the kids who love candy canes during the holidays. Candy canes have become such a staple for Christmas that sometimes, people hang them as ornaments instead of eating them. It’s only natural that huge fiberglass versions should also be included in larger-than-life Yuletide setups.
If there’s a Gingerbread family, then, of course, there’s also a Candy Cane version. This 3-foot fiberglass statue of the youngest Lizzy encompasses a little girl’s excitement for Christmas to come. Aside from Lizzy, she’s also accompanied by her parents, Joe and Mo, as well as her brother Juniro!
Dimensions: L 46 x W 30 x H 119cm
Colour: white and red stripes, and green bow, sleeves, and shoes