“This bayberry candle is a gift from a friend. On Christmas Eve, burn it down to the end. A bayberry candle burned down to the socket brings luck to the home and wealth to the pocket”
The bayberry started when the colonial families settled in New England. They found that the bayberry bush produced berries that produced a clean burning and sweet smelling wax. To create 1 lb of wax it took 15 lbs of berries so the candles were reserved for special occasions, especially on Christmas Eve.