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Burning a Bayberry candle New Year's Day

Started 1293451622.683 in For the Home Talk | Last reply 1293461203.527 by kittysexton

I've got my Bayberry candle ready for New Year's Day. My mother, sister and I have burned them for years on New Year's Day. You have to light it and then let it burn itself completely out. Does anyone else burn one?

The saying goes (there are variations on this):

"A bayberry candle burned to the socket brings health to the home and wealth to the pocket."

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1Piper1293451748.027997 PostsRegistered 7/29/2010NE Ohio

I've never heard that but I will certainly give it a try this year since I will be staying in all day!

carrob1293453995.811839 PostsRegistered 10/6/2010 FL

Where do you get a bayberry candle? Yankee?

daNurse1293455314.147439 PostsRegistered 1/10/2009

It is one of my favorite scents. Enjoy!

hippiegirl1293456071.6331582 PostsRegistered 9/29/2009Seattle/Kirkland

I'd like to know where to find a bayberry candle as well. I looked everywhere during my December shopping and couldn't find one. The mall I regularly shop at used to have a Yankee Candle store but it's gone now and didn't move to a different location. Where does one find a bayberry candle?

"In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."
Anne Frank

Sierra1293456907.833116 PostsRegistered 8/5/2005

My family has done this tradition for years. We burn one on Christmas Eve and the other on New Year's Eve. The bayberry candles come in a set of two, one for each eve. The story is usually on the back of the box or a little paper inside with the tapers. This year I actully got mine at Hallmark. They had a small display of them. Also, on Christmas Tree Hill.com or Colonial Candle.com also sells them. Just type in bayberry candle story or something like that and the right ones will come up. It is a nice tradition. Started with my Nana. She would buy them for all of her children and then as the grandchildren got married she bought for them too. Our tradition has always been that you can not buy them for yourself. You can purchase them for everyone else, but someone has to either buy them for you or reimburse you the money that you spent for them.

1Piper1293457201.723997 PostsRegistered 7/29/2010NE Ohio

Maybe Cracker Barrel has them

Gidgetgoes­hawaiian1293459782.18311018 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I got mine at Yankee Candle. I know they're sold out online, but the stores might have them. Sierra mentioned Colonial Candle. I've ordered them before from them.

You need a taper or tealight as it has to burn all the way from start to finish. A jar candle won't work- not enough time for it to burn all the way.

kittysexton1293460048.0772118 PostsRegistered 10/25/2010

Wow, my grocery store has little $1 jar candles and even they have bayberry. Didn't know it was so hard to find. I could see doing that more than I could eat black eyed peas and collard greens which is a Southern tradition!!

kittysexton1293461203.5272118 PostsRegistered 10/25/2010

I answered this then answered it again, DUH!

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