Our Family's Jesse Tree: 25 Jesse Tree Ornaments with Templates, Devotions, and Printable Activities

Our Family's Jesse Tree: 25 Jesse Tree Ornaments with Templates, Devotions, and Printable Activities

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Are you looking to bring more faith (and less commercialism) to your Advent and Christmas season? Would you like to celebrate the days leading up to Christmas in a meaningful - yet fun - way with your family?

This printable eBook contains over 80 pages of detailed ornament templates, daily scripture readings (with links to full text), devotions, coloring pages, and family-friendly activities inspired by the scripture to help your family count down the days of Advent in a spiritual way. At the end of the book you'll find instructions with photos on how to create the felt tree.

Each day, families have the option of creating an ornament in an unlimited number of ways, which means they can select the option that is best for them. From the “I’m not crafty at all” to the “I hand make everything”, we’ve got you covered! Ornaments can be made by:
• cutting out and decoupaging or laminating the ornament photo to cardstock
• printing out the coloring page onto cardstock, coloring or painting, and cutting out the ornament
• cutting out the templates and piecing together, using construction paper and glue, craft foam and glue, felt and fabric glue or felt and embroidery floss and hand sewing
• anything else you think of!

The 25 "days" are broken into three pages per day. The first page contains activities, suggested Bible readings, a summary (takeaway) of the readings, a tie-in of the story to Jesus, and a short prayer. You can pick and choose which of these activities are best for your family, as well as supplement or change the readings. The second page has the materials you will need to make the ornament. Below the instructions is a photo showing the final hand-stitched ornament. The third page has - at the top - a coloring sheet which is perfect for crayons, colored pencils, paints, markers, or any other medium you choose. Below that are the ornament templates for printing and cutting should you be making the ornaments from construction paper, card stock, craft foam, or felt. I hope this beautiful book gives you and your family many ways to choose from to celebrate Advent and prepare for Christ's birth!

CONTINUE THE CELEBRATION! Did you know the 12 Days of Christmas were used as a way to catechize many (many) years ago? Share a faith-filled 12 Days with your family with our cards: https://www.etsy.com/listing/494394361/12-days-of-christmas-learning-game

SAVE THAT EXTRA FELT! Use the extra felt from your Jesse Tree to make this hands-on "Miracles of Jesus" felt quiet time book: https://www.etsy.com/listing/477878409/felt-bible-activity-quiet-time-book

CELEBRATE LENT AND EASTER IN A WHOLE NEW WAY! Lent is a time to prepare for Easter, and we've prepared 12 family-friendly activities to make your Lent and Easter even more faith-filled than before! https://www.etsy.com/listing/265290062/family-activities-for-lent-and-easter-12

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The patterns in this eBook were designed by me, Jen Frost, and are copyrighted 2012. All rights reserved. It is illegal to distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without my permission

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Kristen Dean Jan 14, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I loved these patterns! I am a very novice sewer, so I had to YouTube how to do all the stitches, but the instructions were easy to follow and the patterns were easy to use and adorable.

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rkoch Dec 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I loved using these templates! I was able to make ornaments for our Jesse Tree so much easier and more detailed than what I would have done on my own. I did change a few of them, but I was very happy with the tips, instructions, and designs. Also having the stories, summaries and lessons for kids written out can be a big help for your advent Bible study, especially if you are at all confused with the process.

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Heather Seidler Dec 16, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

These are beautiful! My daughter's and I are having a lot of fun making these. They are exactly what we were looking for. The instructions are easy to follow. Highly recommended!

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Theresa Goetlz Nov 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I love this book!!! The drawings are great and instructions are very thorough with different methods of piecing the ornaments. I love the reflections and family involvement ideas as well!!! I've tried to make a Jesse tree in the past and ran out of steam early on. This book has jump started my enthusiasm and given me the tools needed to finish this project!!!

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