26. Jesse Tree

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We are a bit late starting on our Jesse Tree ornaments, given that the Orthodox Advent season officially begins today, but it’s good to at least make a start. The children worked on ‘magic scratch’ wise men while a few moms painted and sprinkled glitter.  I love that wise man on a camel, so perfectly symbolic of our journey toward the Nativity!

I am using these readings as the basis of my ornament list (which includes 52 ornaments, 40 for the Advent period and 12 for the Nativity season.)  There are some very lovely, very uniform examples of Jesse Tree ornaments online, but for now I wanted to do something colorful that might appeal more to young children.  If I ever have a chance, perhaps sometime I will revisit the ornaments with a different approach.

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