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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What a great idea...I love it! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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love this idea I am a follower thanks for sharing DebbieReplyDelete
That idea is great, I love advent calenders they are the best. Thanks for sharings.ReplyDelete
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greta project...love itReplyDelete
Awesome! I just love the theme of this blog hop. Not only is it beautiful but so educational. New follower! TFSReplyDelete
Happy Holidays to you and yours!
I love your tree and those pouches! I didn't even know about the Jesse tree! This hop is awesome! Wish you had been at the crop last night, I missed u! Hugs and crossing my fingers!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing! Didn't know about the Jesse tree. Learning so much on this blog hop! I became a followers.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.
What a wonderful idea and a lesson in the history of the Advent as I learned a few things I did not know. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!ReplyDelete
How perfect an tree of goodies. I love the envelops. Someone will have fun eating all the candy :0ReplyDelete
I'M A SUCKER FOR KITKATs!! LOVE your project.. too cute! I'm already a follower. Thank you so much for a chance to win! Happy Holidays!ReplyDelete
I love it, very nice!ReplyDelete
You project turned out great! I love it. Thanks for the inspiriation. (I do follow you blog btw)ReplyDelete
Such a cute idea! Love it. I can just imagine my dogs getting into a crazy mess. A tree like this would have to be put on the kitchen counter, ooh and I have the perfect place. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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What a lovely idea to pass on to your children and grandchildren. This is something I could set up at work. Thank you for this idea and information.ReplyDelete
Darling little tree. A tree that could be just for the kids. TFSReplyDelete
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Love the Jesse Tree! Beautiful work!ReplyDelete
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I love your Jesse Tree! I love the idea, especially based off of such strong traditions! I love all sorts of Advent countdowns! Beautiful job, TFS! :)ReplyDelete
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I Love your tree...such an awesome idea...ReplyDelete
love this. very inspirational. i wanna try this. tyReplyDelete
love it. definitely a lift of an idea. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
What an awesome idea!!! Love this. Great!!! I am a follower.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win.
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I love the idea, especially being based off of such strong traditions!ReplyDelete
I love Advent countdowns!
I love your Jesse Tree! Great job Pam!!
Oooo! I love this! very cute idea! Dina email@example.comReplyDelete
Such a lovely creation, TFS.ReplyDelete
Wow, I love this! Thanks for sharing this idea :) I am your newest follower!!ReplyDelete
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I'm a new follower awesome!ReplyDelete
Ok it looks like you went all out on this. Fantastic. I loved your story. This is a great hop!
Love your tree. TFS the story behind the tradition.ReplyDelete
....are those kit kats! yummy! your tree turned out fabulous! and the tiny attacher is the most awesome tool!ReplyDelete
I love your project. I'm doing something similar next year but I'll be using inspirational quotes and hanging them on our Christmas tree.ReplyDelete
awesome! I love all the detail :)ReplyDelete
What a fabulous idea and they are so elegant. TFS :)ReplyDelete
Wow I never thought to use an actual tiny tree for something like this! Thanks for such detailed instructions!ReplyDelete
tjsgal at gmail dot com
Beautiful tree and a really great idea!ReplyDelete
Great idea!! What a fun christmas tradition :)ReplyDelete
The Jesse tree story is new to me. I love your advent tree and the idea of attaching a daily devotion (and treat) to the tree. What a unique project. Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to be included in your blog candy. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I think this just might be my favorite version of the advent calendar that I've seen yet!!! Love it!ReplyDelete
This is really amazing! Love it when new traditions are made.
I am a new follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Love the Jesse tree and story! Hadn't heard of this before but it's really cool! Thanks for sharing :) I'm a follower and my email is in my blogger profile!ReplyDelete
This is an awesome project! You deserve many new followers because your talent is so amazing! Great job. :)ReplyDelete
Love your tree..it so sweet, and it was wonderful of you to share the story behind it. Thanks so much.ReplyDelete
New follower here!! Very nice project!! TFS!!!ReplyDelete
Very cute love it!!!ReplyDelete
This was such a great idea!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Your project is simply adorable and so meaningful... and a lot of work. Lovet all the detail you put in to your envelopes. Martha C.ReplyDelete
Such a great idea for the tree!!! Would love to find a package of Tim Holtz goodies under my tree!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE your advent tree!!ReplyDelete
I love the idea of advent! Very pretty tree :)ReplyDelete
Great traditional history. You've place great care in your project. TFSReplyDelete
Hey aunt, I just want to say that your tree is awesome! God has surely blessed you with such talent and I am very proud of you!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous tree and new tradition. Learned something new!ReplyDelete
Very nice advent idea. Thank You for sharing and being in the hop and for chances to win great products. Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
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Love your tree! Always so creative ....ReplyDelete
Oh I really like this :) TFS :) What a wonderful way to teach children the true meaning of christmas and it be fun too :) TFS \ReplyDelete
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