Sunday, December 27, 2009


The preparation seems to take months, well certainly it takes weeks.  And in a flash it is over.  I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas.  Mine was wonderful.  I had my daughter and son-in-law and my two grandsons here for a few days before Christmas until they left Christmas morning to fly to Texas to visit the other grandparents and cousins.  My youngest grandson believes in Santa and it was great to see him Christmas morning when he saw what Santa brought.  The anticipation had been building for two days for both boys to open gifts.  They started trying to awaken my daughter at 3 a.m. on Christmas morning.

I burned bayberry candles from sundown until the candles burned out on Christmas Eve.  This is a tradition that I have honored since I was young and my parents did it.  "A bayberry candle burned to the socket will bring joy to the heart and gold to the pocket."  

I am wondering how many of you follow this same tradition?

Have a wonderful New Years everyone!  As my friend and fellow blogger, Lynne says, are we saying twenty-ten or two thousand and ten??

(ha, ha  - I just noticed that if you click on the picture of the candles to enlarge it, you will see my husband watching TV in the background.  I thought it was my globe that is sitting on the end table!)


Willow said...

I have never heard of the tradition of burning bayberry candles. Is it a regional tradition or a cultural one?

It sounds like you had a great Christmas! Our festivities are just beginning as various children arrive after spending time with the spouses' families.

Linda said...

Sounds like you had a perfect Christmas...we had a merry one too. I love the bayberry candle tradition and have done it several's fun to give a bayberry candle with the little sentiment included as a favor. Your home looks so pretty as does your table, very festive
I think I'll be saying twenty-ten....hugs, Linda