Well it is advent and in the mist of all the Christmas fun that is flooding the world right now, it is time to prepare. Prepare for the real celebration of Christmas. So what are we doing this year? We are doing the tried and true Jesse Tree. For those of you who don’t know what that is, let me explain. Starting with the story of creation, we follow the plan of God right up to the birth of Jesus. Kinda like a great lesson of salvation history! It is called a Jesse tree because Jesse was the father of King David, the family the savior came from. It is a beautiful way to prepare for the season of Christmas and the girls are really excited about it. Traditionally there is a symbol for each story to hang on a tree. I didn’t do a tree, but I made a board with tags that had the number of days. The I used a free printable for the ornaments. Instead of printing them and cutting them into circles, I cut out the pictures and mod podged them onto some natural wooden circles that I had. They turned out really pretty and it is a simple daily plan! All we do is read the story and hang the ornament! Want to see what it looks like? Here is it is:
What do you think? I think it looks pretty good. To make the board I glued tow pieces of foam core board together and then covered it with burlap (using hot glue). Hot glued ribbon on it to make it pretty and tacked on the tags with the numbers using tacks and it was all done! See easy! There are lots of ideas for making a Jesse Tree on my advent board over at pintrest! Be sure to stop by there! So now it is your turn. What are your favorite traditions and ways to get ready for the holidays? I would love to hear them! Leave a comment! Happy Advent!
Amy @ No Greater Honors
December 3, 2013 @ 4:43 am
I LOVE your advent board! 🙂 I have to admit, Christmas has really snuck up on me a bit this year, and so far I have done little to NO prep for a Christmas countdown/Advent activities! I have read about this before, and may just have to do it! 🙂
December 10, 2013 @ 2:35 am
Oh….this is the year I have been on top of the advent plans, everything else….well its a little less on top of things! Let me know what you end up doing! I love to hear about advent plans! I always need another idea for next year! 😉 Happy Advent!
December 3, 2013 @ 1:14 pm
I do thing its beautiful too!! Love the looks of your board, and Love the presentation in general…., its soooo important the kids know what it Christmas all about!! its not santa!!! Its Jesus Birthday!!! Love it Stephanie!!! LOVE IT!!
December 10, 2013 @ 2:30 am
Ahhhhh…..I lost your comments!!!!!! But no worries, I found them! The spam is really bad here again! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! The girls are loving this! I love that we are able to walk through history to see God’s hand at work all that time as he got ready to send his son! There are so many amazing little details that we can find along the way! I hope everything is good with you! Happy Advent!
December 6, 2013 @ 2:31 pm
That is neat!
December 10, 2013 @ 2:27 am
Thanks! The girls are really loving the daily story! It is a really great way to walk through history!