Jesse Tree

We have been trying to make our Christmas celebration a meaningful one. It’s important to us our son view this holiday not only as a toy grab, but as a practice of his faith. An acquaintance, Meredith Gould, introduced me to the tradition of a Jesse Tree. I love it!

Jesse Tree

We used a small table top tree.

Jesse Tree ornaments

This year I downloaded paper ornaments and scripture readings from Faith Magazine

Jesse Tree ornaments

Each day we add another ornament to the tree and read a passage from the Bible relating to the lineage or prophesy leading to the birth of Christ.

My long-term plan is to make and buy permanent ornaments to replace the paper ones. Over the next few years, we’ll put together a family collection of Jesse Tree ornaments. I’m hopeful this tradition will help ground all of us during this Christmas season.

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