Alternative Advent Activity


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.

You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like! See here or here for readings and suggestions or click on the picture (with thanks to the individual sources for the picture and links).

PS – if you don’t know why it’s called a Jesse Tree … follow the same readings to find out!


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