I was excited to be asked to join in the "Its A Small World" Holiday Blog Hop that KinderStampO is hosting. If you have started on my blog please go to Jess' blog
at KinderStampO so you begin at the beginning of the hop-you sure don't want to miss anything and from what I am hearing there is a lot of amazing projects showing traditions from around the world and holiday treats in store from her sponsors: Unity Stamps, Peechy Keen Stamps, Lindy Stamp Gang, Preserve Your Memories II, Imaginisce, Helmar... to mention a few. So you should of hop in from Madison blog
I selected Switzerland for my country but as I researched it became more like an European tradition of the start of Advent. I wanted to do something a little different for an Advent idea and decided to do a Jesse Tree. A Jesse Tree is based on prophecies from the Old Testament and how it related to the New Testament - from the start of creation to the birth of Christ. It is also based on the scripture that reads Isiah 11:1 "A shoot will spring forth from the stump of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots." The advent using the Jesse Tree focus on a daily devotion and a small treat is given. Advent is a time of anticipation of the coming of Christ. Advent is a European celebration that is also became a tradion here in the United States and other parts of the world.
I started my project with a 3 foot tree that I purchased at our local Hobby Lobby, an envelope that I made, a tiny attacher stapler, Fancy Pants Traditions and Christmas Magic papers, Making Memories Cheeky Shimmer Letter Stickers and random stickers and embellishments.
The envelop measure 2 1/2" by 6" and are scored in half. Then they are scored 1/8" on both sides. The band is 1" by 5 1/2" and folded around the envelop and secured with tiny staplers from the tiny attacher.
I made my 25 envelopes and added my devotions and a KitKat to each envelope after I got them decorated.
After I got all of my envelopes decorated I tied tan and red twine to them and hung them on our tree. The tree topper is a sticker that I placed on chipboard from the Fancy Pants Traditions Element Stickers sheet.
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Did you see it under the tree!!!! A present of a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and a package of staples so you can make your very own Jesse Tree!!!!!
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Merry Christmas and make sure to visit often, more projects and more giveaways in the future. Hugs Pam