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Spend time as a family crafting a beautiful set of 25 wooden Jesse Tree advent ornaments. Even little hands can participate and enjoy working with loved ones to produce a treasured family Christmas tradition.

This family friendly project kit makes 25 colorful, wooden Jesse Tree advent ornaments. This Jesse Tree set is unique in that each ornament has both correlating Old Testament AND New Testament scripture references, which are included in a devotional booklet to help families as they celebrate the advent season.


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What's included?

This Jesse Tree kit includes colorful symbols that are professionally printed on recycled vellum with a permanent adhesive backing, 25 wooden discs (2 3/8" diameter & 1/4" thick) that come predrilled for hanging, the devotional booklet, natural twine for hangers, a burlap drawstring bag for storage and instructions. I ship the kit and booklet in a sturdy box.
It doesn't get much easier to make your own Jesse Tree ornaments as a family! This kit is for everyone!


How are the Jesse Tree sets from Inspired Traditions different from all the others?

I am passionate about teaching my children the Bible. My husband and I read to our children from the Bible every night, but I want them to discover that it is more than a compilation of stories. My deepest desire for my kids is that they know Jesus as their personal savior and that as they follow Him, their lives would bring glory to God. We use the Jesse Tree tradition as a tool to show our children the connections in God's word. Growing up, I understood the Bible as individual stories, but we use the Jesse Tree to teach our children how God has written his plan for salvation from the very beginning in Genesis.

Each symbol in this Jesse Tree set was thoughtfully and prayerfully chosen. Some of the Old Testament symbols are traditional and were chosen because a person in the story is in the lineage of Christ. An example is the stump ornament. The Jesse Tree tradition is so named because it originally began as a family tree for Jesus. The name "Jesse" comes from one of Jesus' great grandfathers (the father of David) and Isaiah 11:1 talks about a "shoot" that will come from the stump of Jesse. We explain to our children from Matthew that Jesse is in the lineage of Jesus and from Romans that Jesus is the "shoot" Isaiah prophesied would come.

Other Old Testament symbols were chosen because Jesus himself referred to some part of the story. One example is the ladder. Not only is Jacob in Jesus' lineage, but Jesus referred to Jacob's dream (Genesis 28:12) when he described how he is the connection between Heaven and Earth in John 1:51. Another example is the whale ornament. We do not just read a random story about Jonah because the big fish is a cute symbol and it's a "classic" Bible story. We also read to our children from Matthew 12:38-41 where Jesus used the story of Jonah to describe how long he would be in the tomb.

The New Testament symbols chosen have the prophecy scriptures referenced from the Old Testament. An example is the lamb which reminds us of the shepherds who sought out baby Jesus in Bethlehem shortly after he was born. Hundreds of years earlier, the prophet Micah had prophecied that a ruler would come from that little town. For this ornament we not only read to our children the Christmas story from Luke 2, but also the fulfilled prophecy from Micah 5:2.

Each day from December 1st to Christmas Day, my children take turns placing one of these ornaments on our tree after we have read to them the story behind the symbol. In the last month of the year, they get a reminder of a few of the stories they have learned throughout the year and hear again how the Bible as a whole is connected through the grace of Jesus as we prepare to celebrate his birth.

The word "advent" takes me back to a few things I remember from 3 years of Latin in high school. I remember that the prefix "ad" means "to" and the word "venire" means "come". Those are the roots for the word, advent. During the advent season, we love to talk with our children about celebrating the first time Jesus came to Earth as a baby and remind them that we look forward to Christ coming again! From the story of creation to the story of the wise men following a star, each ornament from our Jesse Tree helps us tell our children the story of God's plan to bring us back to himself through Jesus. The Jesse Tree displays the story of the coming Christ, carved out through history, by the sovereign hand of God.




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Jesse Tree Advent Calendar Family Project Kit

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  • Handmade item
  • Material: wood
  • Ships worldwide from Kentucky, United States
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