Themed Christmas outfits are an adorable way to dress your baby for the holiday season. Candy canes have long been associated with Christmas and are a delicious treat. But, did you know that this confection is also rich with symbolism?
According to some stories, candy canes were first created in the 1600’s in Europe as a way to keep children quiet during the Christmas church services. They were created to look like a shepherd’s staff so the children would be reminded of the shepherds who visited the infant Jesus. If you turn the candy cane upside down it looks like the letter ‘J’, another reference to Jesus.
Peppermint is used to flavor the candy and is often compared to another member of the mint family, Hyssop, which was used in the Old Testament for purification and sacrifice. Although the earliest candy canes were pure white, a symbol of purity and the virgin birth, later red stripes were added which symbolize God’s love.
From the late 1800’s and onward candy canes have been used to decorate Christmas trees and are often featured on greeting cards. From their colors to their symbolism they are richly entwined with the Christmas tradition.
Festive Candy Cane Footed Sleeper for Babies
This candy cane footed sleeper is absolutely adorable. The vibrant red color and assortment of candy canes instantly puts you in the festive season. The sleeper snaps up the front and along the legs for easy diaper changes. A line of tiny white bows adorn the front and one is placed on each foot and at the cuff of each sleeve. ‘My First Christmas’ is written at the neck. Available for babies in 3 month, 6 month and 9 month sizes.
Three Piece Candy Cane Baby Outfit
This cute little candy cane baby outfit is perfect for everyday wear or for dinner Christmas Eve. The set comes with a white long sleeve shirt that is decorated with two candy canes, two peppermint candies and the letters ‘Sweet’. There are three red bows at the neck. The red ‘skeggings’ have a built in sparkly ruffled skirt and there are black, white and red socks with sparkly red bows to match the skirt material. The outfit is 100% cotton and is machine washable. Available for babies in 18 month and 24 month sizes.
Candy Cane Legging Sets for Girls
This adorable little number is vibrant in fuchsia and lime. The tunic style top has lime ruffles at the neck and a three-dimensional ruffled candy cane applique with a bow. The leggings are lime and have layers of ruffles and are flared at the ankle. Perfect for family visits and photographs. Available for babies in 6 month, 9 month and 12 month sizes and for toddlers in 24 months, 2T and 4T.
Another cute option is this red and white candy stripe tutu dress and legging set. The dress has a red bodice with ruffled neck, striped sleeves, a layered white and red tutu and a candy cane applique with three dimensional ribbon and holly detailing. The matching red and white candy striped leggings have red ruffles at the ankles. Available in 12 month and 24 month sizes.
Featured Image: Candy Canes by Stephen Nakatani, used under CC 2.0