Advent

Jesse Tree

We had to catch up on some missed nights in our little Advent routine tonight. By missed, I mean we missed four nights of the Nativity calendar, four nights of another thing we do that marks the true reason for Christmas, and all ten nights of the Jesse Tree. We were that behind.

Part of my problem was not knowing where to put all the little things I’ve collected and/or made in years past to illustrate the Jesse Tree. I figured it out tonight by just putting the poster on the table and placing all the things on each spot as we went around and read everything. It worked tonight, but could be a bit of a troublesome hassle to have to do that every night. I’ll figure something out.

Anyway, the point of this whole post is the poster. I had another version of this that came with our God’s World News subscription several years ago. That poster traveled to about three homes in two states over four years and it was pretty raggedy. So I was really excited that we got an exact duplicate with our subscription this year. I had it laminated so that it wouldn’t suffer the same fate as our first. I’m pretty happy with the results.

And now we’re officially caught up on Advent. For today, at least.

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6 thoughts on “Advent

  1. aubrey says:

    Can you do me a favor? My goal for next Christmas is to make an advent calender/jesse tree for us to use. Can you write down the symbols that are in the one you have? I’ve seen a few descriptions online, but all are slightly different and God’s World News seems like a reputable source for info. Thanks. PS – if you have some time. 🙂

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  2. martha10 says:

    thanks for the link. i printed all those out last nite so i would have them handy. they are nice for kids to color and discuss. do you have a link that explains them in more detail? looks like you opened can of worms:) my oldest granddaughter is at the point where i could work on some of these projects with her…as well as others i think would be interested. i started collecting for a jesse tree last year, but didn’t get very far. i’m hoping to make more progress this year. between these pictures and some of your samples (ladder made from popsicle sticks), i think i might be able to do it if i start very early…in the summer! 🙂 m

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  3. aubrey says:

    Can you do me a favor? My goal for next Christmas is to make an advent calender/jesse tree for us to use. Can you write down the symbols that are in the one you have? I’ve seen a few descriptions online, but all are slightly different and God’s World News seems like a reputable source for info. Thanks. PS – if you have some time. 🙂

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