Bayberry Scented Candle Tapers

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The Original Williamsburg Bayberry Scented Candle Tapers 2 per box


The Original Williamsburg Bayberry Scented Tapers

Includes Bayberry Candle Holiday Legend on Box!
Long Burning - Solid Color - Solid Scent
Dripless & Smokeless - 10" Tall - Standard Base
100% Made by Hand in the U.S.A. with Pride!


Our exquisite Bayberry Scented Tapers are 100% made by hand in the United States of America... that is how we can provide you excellent quality at an affordable price! We guarantee you'll love these candles!

The legend and everything about this wonderful tradition is clearly printed on the back of the box for you and your loved ones to cherish and remember forever!

Burning bayberry candles is a tradition dating back to colonial times. Early colonists came upon the bayberry shrub growing in the sand belt of the Atlantic coast, as well as the shores of Lake Erie. The berry-type fruit is crusted with a greenish-white wax, settlers found that boiling the fruit created a wax residue on the surface of the water. The wax had a fragrant aroma and burned magnificently. Many berries had to be boiled to get enough wax to make a candle, these candles burned longer, cleaner, and brighter than did the traditional candles of the time. Therefore, bayberry candles were saved and burned on special occasions only! One such special occasion was the celebration of the New Year.

Over the years, the burning of bayberry candles on New Year's became a tradition, creating a saying by who, no one knows, yet the tradition continues today:

"Bayberry candles burned to the socket, bring health to the home and wealth to the pocket!"

The wax was believed to have medicinal uses, and honoring someone by burning a bayberry candle had a special meaning, perhaps creating a closer partnership and therefore better dealings!

Keep the tradition alive by burning a bayberry candle during the holidays, or better yet, give one to a close friend as a gift to ensure a close relationship.

We hope that our long burning bayberry scented tapers will bring you and your loved ones a peaceful, plentiful, and rewarding new year.

The Original Williamsburg Bayberry Scented Tapers