Christmas is coming soon! We love our family traditions this time of year. One of our family traditions is the Jesse Tree. In this post, I will tell you about making Christmas ornaments for the Jesse Tree. I think that once you see how to store them and about making your own ornaments, you will enjoy this tradition every year.
Christmas Ornaments for the Jesse Tree
The Jesse Tree is basically a set of 25 ornaments that represent symbols that point to the birth of Jesus from the beginning of Creation. It is quite amazing to see how the Bible progresses and point to Jesus like that. There are Jesse Tree Advent ornaments that you can make on your own or you can buy a kit. Here are some great ones.
There are several Jesse Tree books out there that are great. But I highly recommend the book below. We love it! It contains a list of all of the ornaments. It also has a daily devotional for adults and for kids and with a hymn that goes along with that day’s topic.
Making Jesse Tree Ornaments
It is fun finding out together as a family the Jesse Tree symbols and meanings. That is what is the most important thing, not whether you made the ornaments from scratch or made them with a kit. I will show you how I store mine and keep mine in order as well as show you several options for safe storage so they don’t get mixed up or broken.
I got five zip baggies (quart size) and label them as you see above (1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20 and 21-25). Then I made a copy of the ornament list in the book and cut them into the 5 ornaments that go into each baggie. I taped those onto each corresponding baggie. And now you are ready for your Jesse Tree ornament set to be organized!
Next, you can choose to wrap all of the Advent Jesse Tree Ornaments and place them under the tree. Be sure and label them with the number for the day you will be opening it. If it is too much work, no worries! You can get 25 small paper bags and just label those.
Every day, starting on December 1st, you read the devotional with the kids, sing the hymn and open the ornament to place it on the Christmas tree. We tried to start hanging them at the very top of the tree and work our way down, but the order doesn’t matter.
The only way it matters is if you want to recap past days and seeing the order on the tree helps. It also helps to put them away i the right order if they are placed on the tree in some sort of order.
Jesse Tree Advent Ornaments
Whether you’re making Jesse Tree ornaments or getting them from a kit, you can easily store them in baggies like us and in a show box. All of them fit perfectly, even the book! Granted, it doesn’t close, but it is totally ok. It works for us.
Here are two more ways to store all of the Christmas ornaments for the Jesse tree. You can get containers from the dollar store and label them or you can also get disposable cups with lids. They will be preserved and also kept in order for future years.
I want to also tell you that we have had days when we’ve been so busy that we don’t get to do our devotional or hang our ornament. It was totally ok! The daily devotional, hymn and prayer take about 5 minutes, so it wasn’t a big deal to catch up and do 2 or even 3 in a row because we missed it.
Thank you for looking at our Christmas Ornaments for the Jesse Tree post! I hope you find these ideas and tips helpful.
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