Our Christmas Eve Tradition

Christmas Eve is a special time in our family.

bayberry candle tradition on Christmas Eve www.homeroad.net



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 tradition on Christmas Eve www.homeroad.net

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 tradition on Christmas Eve www.homeroad.net

Bayberry Candle Tradition and Poem


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

What are some of your family traditions?



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a set of these candle poems for your holiday table. 



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Comments

  1. I never heard of this....Thanks for sharing!
    Merry Christmas Susan!

    Sandi

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  2. love the smell of bayberry. Merry Christmas to you.

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  3. How neat. What a great tradition. Merry Christmas!

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  4. Lovely tradition. Merry Christmas. :)

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