Jesse Tree – an Advent Tradition


Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2!

The first Sunday of Advent is the day to start the Jesse Tree.

What is the Jesse Tree?  Jesse was the father of King David in the bible.  Jesus was born of the line of David.  So the Jesse Tree is a compilation of readings on the genealogy of Jesus starting with Adam and Eve and ending on Christmas with the birth of Jesus.  Each day has a symbol to go with the reading.

Some people hang their symbols on a tree, adding a new one each day.  We use the calendar that my daughter and I designed in 2002.  We just open a new window each day.  We’ve been using the same calendar for the last 14 years and it has lasted well!

We’ve now made the calendar available to you.  Just follow this link to purchase a pdf version which you can print off at home.  I recommend using cardstock to make it durable.

They make great gifts too.

Check out my other Advent posts:

Advent at our House

Kris Kindles – an Advent Tradition

First Sunday of Advent

Do you already have a Jesse Tree in your home?



    1. FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT | musings by melina
    2. Kris Kindles – an Advent Tradition | musings by melina
    3. Advent at our House | musings by melina

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