Friday, December 2, 2011

One Last Advent Idea: A Jesse Tree

I promise, this will be my last advent post, although there is a lot of Christmas coming your way!

So, here is one last advent activity in which you and yours could participate.... make a Jesse Tree!

What is a Jesse Tree?

"Jesse trees are an old tradition that is being rediscovered all over the United States. It is based on Isaiah 11:1 - "A shoot will spring forth from the stump of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots" and is a way of teaching the Old Testament background for the Messiah, and showing how all of God's promises have been fulfilled. The Advent season is a wonderful time to reaffirm God's faithfulness, and the lessons of the Jesse tree help do so.

A Jesse tree can be a small tree, a banner, a tree branch, a mobile, or any other thing used to hang ornaments. A special ornament is hung each day of the Advent season, and a corresponding short reading teaches the story and meaning for each ornament. Families can incorporate this into their family worship time during this season." - From Jesse-Trees

There are a MILLION ways to make a Jesse Tree, and I thought I'd share some pictures of some of my favorites.

Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest

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