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

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

What are some of your family traditions?

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



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


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


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

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

  4. Lovely tradition. Merry Christmas. :)


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