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What is a Jesse Tree Ornaments

Jesse Tree ornaments are a tradition for which many Christian parents partake in with their children. This is done during the month of December where a live Christmas tree is planted in a pot and wrapped in felt so that symbols can be added to the tree each day. Certain scripture is normally read while this is done and each day that you read scripture is a time in which new symbols are hung on the tree. Finding these ornaments are very easy as there is no set way in which you must decorate your tree. You can be as creative as possible.


Jesse Tree ornaments are normally hung during a church service, but if you want to do this at home then you have the option of that. Normally people prefer to do it together with their church family so that they can pray and learn about scripture together. That way all the children can be a part of the ceremony of adding yet another symbol or often symbols to the tree. It teaches faith in God as the days wind down to his birth. Normally the decorating of the tree runs from December first to the twenty-fourth, the day before Christmas.


Jesse Tree ornaments can be very simple made. Many different websites will give you symbol ideas that you can download and print for your own convenience. They will also give you further information on what symbols you should include on what day following the scripture. There are normally three symbols that are added to the tree each day. You can choose which symbols that you would like to add to your tree each day if you want. Creativity is encouraged when you prepare your ornaments so that your tree is truly one of a kind during Advent.


Jesse Tree ornaments are a Catholic tradition. This is when Advent, the period in December before the day of Christmas that people see over and celebrate. There are many ways in which this is done. Some fast, others choose to light the Advent Wreath, but those with children often choose to partake in the Jesse Tree. This is because it helps teach children the importance of worshipping the Lord and celebrating the birth of his son Jesus. Although this is traditionally a Catholic celebration, other denomination of Christians may also celebrate it if they wish to partake in this event.


Jesse Tree ornaments are symbols for which can be found online. You print these out and create small circles that you Velcro onto a felt wrapped Christmas tree that is small enough to accommodate young children. The whole purpose of the Jesse Tree is to celebrate the time during Advent, the days in December until Christmas Eve. Each day a piece of scripture is read and symbols are added to the tree. This is a wonderful celebration that many Catholic families partake in. It brings the whole family closer to God and the meaning and significance behind the birth of Jesus.

This article was published on Thursday 09 June, 2011.



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