Monday, December 1, 2014

Preparing for Christmas...a Jesse Tree

Happy December 1!  I pray that your Thanksgiving was wonderful and that you are looking forward to this Christmas season.  

I know, I know...the Christmas season: decorating, cooking, shopping, parties, busy, busy, busy!  No time to enjoy; too much to do!  Take some time now to make a plan and be intentional about NOT doing "it all".

One way we slow down is to do a Jesse Tree.  We have not set up a traditional Christmas tree for the last two years.  (The first year we had just moved and last year we just did a 2-D Jesse Tree).  This year we did set up a regular Christmas tree but will also make a Jesse Tree.

Each morning at breakfast, we will read the passage for the day and talk about how that passage looks forward to the coming Messiah.  Then, each kid will color the ornament for the day and hang it on our 2-D Jesse tree.
Not Pinterest worthy...but it works!
 We used Truth in the Tinsel for our Jesse Tree last year and really enjoyed it but I was looking for something a bit easier this year...we need to focus on school more right now.  I found this free printable and it is super easy!  I can't wait to do it!

What do you do to celebrate advent and prepare your family for Christmas?

Linking to Modest Monday at the Modest Mom

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