Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve Tradition

Many years ago, while traveling through the night on our way to a ski lodge on New Year's Eve, my future mother-in-law lit a candle in the car and placed it in a bucket. I was perplexed. She explained, that on New Year's Eve, "A Bayberry candle burned to the socket, brings health to the home and wealth to the pocket." I was an instant believer and have never let another new year begin without burning a Bayberry candle.

Tonight, as I lit the candle, I explained the tradition to my Knuckleheads. For a little added fun, I told them that once the candle was lit they could each make a wish for the new year. My 6 year old wished for a big cake and my little 4 year old punkette wished for a clock.

Happy New Year!!!


Virginia said...

A dock. Awesome!

I love that tradition. It is so lovely.

Happy New Year!

wiwwa said...

I finally found one on New Year's Day, and it was a little bigger than a votive. It took me all weekend to burn that sucker down, but it got done!

Love the New Year's wishes for the kids, and love the story about your mom. Nothing like danger when mixed with tradition!

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