If you don’ t have an Advent Calendar, how about making a Jesse Tree? To make your Jesse Tree, use a small artificial tree or a shapely tree branch, or even a bunch of twigs and set them in a pot … perhaps decorate them with gold spray paint or some simple lights. Each day in Advent, or from December 1st, there is a reading and a tree decoration or symbol to illustrate it. Share the reading each day with your family or friends, and hang the symbol from the tree as you pray together.
PS – if you don’t know why it’s called a Jesse Tree … follow the same readings to find out!