I didn’t finish all of my Jesse Tree ornaments last year. I rushed through many of them and they weren’t as detailed as I wanted. So this year, I’m re-creating them with more details, and I’m stitching numbers on the backs of them to help us keep them in proper order.
If your family isn’t familiar with the tradition of the Jesse Tree, it is a beautiful Advent devotion which traces the family tree of Jesus and our salvation history. All Christians can make this devotion, regardless of denomination. In fact, I’m so pleased to see so many more Protestants putting up Jesse Trees in their homes, and incorporating other Advent traditions into their Christmas preparations.
“that all may be one, that the world may believe” (Jn 17:21)
We are using Jesse Tree Devotions: A Family Activity for Advent and The New American Bible . I took inspiration from the illustrations in the book, but not all of mine are exactly the same.