One tradition that our family has enjoyed is our Jesus Tree. Some years it’s been simple, with tree branches in a vase by the window. Other years, it’s turned more elaborate. However you choose to do it, creating a Jesus Tree with your children can help make the season of Advent especially worshipful and focused.
How it Works
Each day leading up to Christmas, pick one Name of Jesus ornament to put on the Jesus tree. Read the name and the passage of Scripture. Ask the question, “Why is Jesus called this?” What a meaningful way to talk about the Lord for a whole month and marvel at what His names reveal about His character and why He came.
Keep things simple! Decide where you will hang your ornaments. It could be on garland on your stairway, around your window or mantle. It could be on tree branches from the yard that find a home in a vase or bucket. It could be the main Christmas tree in your home. It doesn’t really matter, just do it.
I’ve created a download for you with 36 names of Jesus, ready to be printed out and made into ornaments for your Jesus tree!
You can print these ornaments onto card stock, then cut the circles out (or use a 2″ circle punch) and attach to store-bought ornaments, or make your own.
I hope you are inspired to start this advent celebration with your family this year.
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