Jesse Tree is an interactive symbol of our countdown to the birth of Jesus. Each day we read a scripture and put up a new ornament that symbolizes that scripture. The scriptures start at creation and highlight each important section of the bible down to Jesus being born, and his attributes. Ours is simply a cut-out of brown paper for the tree with a homemade library pocket full of these cute paper ornaments. Every morning until Christmas, M will pull out that days ornament, tape it onto one of the tree's branches, and we will read that particular story from her toddler bible.
Journey to Bethlehem Advent Calender
Candy Advent Calender
library pockets out of Christmas patterned paper, and strung them up on a ribbon as a garland. After numbering each pocket I slipped a piece of candy inside each pocket. After dinner every day, we'll share this piece of candy and count down to Christmas.