Our Christmas Eve Tradition

Christmas Eve is a special time in our family.

bayberry candle with a tag

We all get together, have oysters and burn a bayberry candle.

Every year for many generations a bayberry candle is lit on Christmas Eve morning.  

bayberry candle and tag

As tradition dictates the candle burns all day long until it has gone out.

Some years that means leaving the house while it is still burning... 

to be safe the candle goes into the empty sink or bathtub while we are gone.

Most years however the bayberry candle burns right there on the counter reminding us how lucky we are.

bayberry candle with tag and overlay

Bayberry Candle burning to the socket and Poem

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

What are some of your family traditions?

candle to the socket and overlay of poem

Please contact me if you are interested in a set of these candle poems for your holiday table. 

Bayberry poem on a tag

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .