Our {Jesse} tree-Tradition For the "heart"

Our family has a lot of traditions..small things that we do during the Christmas season. Sometimes if I think about them all...my head swells. But, I just take one at a time realizing that if we missed one...my kids would remind me!

About three years ago, I was at a ladies Christmas breakfast. The host introduced us to the {Jesse Tree}. We went through it all and everyone loved it. I think many of us moms with young children thought we would try to do this in our home. Well, later, I come to find out that my children's school does the {Jesse} tree in class, too!

The Jesse Tree is a wonderful way to celebrate {advent} with your family. It is a time to prepare the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in flesh in Bethlehem. It is a wonderful way to present the {story} and a symbol for each day of the season with Bible reading.

I have seen this book on a couple of blogs and it is a simple way to do the Jesse Tree with your family~

Some families make them and get really elaborate! But, I love this book...you just cut out the ornament and read the back. It is wonderful and each day has questions to {spark} discussion with your kids.

We put ours right in the middle of the kitchen table...so we don't forget! It may not be the most beautiful {pottery barnish} decor but it has an everlasting effect on the heart.


21 comments:

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Such a great tradition!

Love it~♥

whimzie said...

I had never even heard of this before this season and now I've seen it on several blogs! I"m hoping our bookstore has that book so I can get it tomorrow and we won't be behind!

alessandra said...

I've never heard of this too, and I find decor is beautiful as well.

bluecottonmemory said...

This would be a perfect new tradition to include - I agree - just one step at a time to get it all done! Thanks for introducing the Jesse Tree to me!

Jules said...

What a great idea. I think I will start this with my grandchildren when they are a little older.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is a wonderful tradition!

April said...

I've never heard of a Jesse Tree, but what a great family tradition!

Darlene said...

I have never heard of a Jesse tree but it is a wonderful tradition.♥

Mrs Montoya said...

I found you through Lions, Tigers & Boys and your blog is beautiful. I am searching for ways to celebrate Advent appropriately right now and this may be the ticket. I am going to search for the Jesse Tree. Thanks so much for sharing!

Lindsey said...

That is really cool, love it!!=)

Bumpy cake is chocolate cake with a chocolate/vanilla cream frosting and the top of the cake is literally bumps so that is why it's called bumpy cake.

Fearless Nester said...

I love that you keep it on the table where you gather as a family. Lovely tradition.

LuLu said...

i can't believe i haven't seen this book! I just love it...i'm off to find it!
xo,
LuLu

Jamie said...

I've never heard of it - what a great idea!!

Ruth said...

This is a great tradition!!

Ruth

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I remember some people mentioning last year. I think this would be a lovely new tradition for people to add!

Manuela

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Such a lovely tradition! I haven't heard much about Jesse Trees, but it sounds like a wonderful way to keep Christ in CHRISTmas! :) Thanks for sharing this idea!
Blessings,
Stacey

BlueCastle said...

This looks like such a great tradition. Thank you for sharing about it.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

This is GREAT!!!! I am going on Amazon ASAP to see if I can get it-this is awesome!
(P.S. I am just getting on Blog. for the day, and you are the first one I read-every day...Love ya!)

Corinne said...

I love that the book walks you through it, so simple! :)

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Sounds like a great tradition but the thing is I've never heard of it before and I wish you explained the tradition right down to its finest detail so that we can understand and need not browse around for the book.

Liz said...

That is a great tradition! We did Chrismon trees growing up even though we aren't Lutheran. My parent's tree is a small Chrismon much like your Jesse tree. I miss traditions like that!