"A Bayberry candle, burned to the socket,
puts luck in the home, food in the larder,
and gold in the pocket"
Legend has it that a gifted bayberry
candle will bring Good Luck
and Good Fortune to those
who receive it.
Now a little history for you...
Colonial women began the tradition
of boiling the berries of the bayberry
bush only to discover a sweet
smelling wax with a long clean burn.
One pound of Bayberry wax requires 15
pounds of bayberries, so these
candles were only burned on
special occasions in colonial times.
And so the tradition began of gifting these
candles at Christmas time...
Because it was an extremely time
consuming and difficult process
it became less and less popular
over the years.
Mabel Kimball Baker is recognized
as reviving this lost art
by starting a very successful
candle business which began in her kitchen.
And so the symbol of the
Folklore for you....
~Many Christians believe that the light of
the Bayberry Candle will welcome the
Christ child in to their homes.
~According to colonial folklore
sweethearts who are separated at
Christmas should light a
Bayberry Candle and be reunited by the
candle's gentle aroma.
Old and Everlasting carries a quality
line of American made Bayberry Scented
candles available in a box of two
complete with good luck poem.
A traditional Holiday fragrance
for all to enjoy this Christmas Season....