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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