This Christmas, I am planning on incorporating The Jesse Tree, Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, The Christmas Angel, and The ADVENTures of Christmas all into our Christmas season.
For the Jesse Tree, we will be reading a devotional story each day, along with Scripture, from Unwrapping the Greatest Gift then adding an ornament to our Jesse Christmas Tree. We will also read The Jesse Tree each day. The Jesse Tree is a living book with a story about an older man who is carving ornaments in a church. A young boy has lots of questions about what he’s carving and why, and the story of the Jesse Tree and the story of Jesus is wound into it. It doesn’t have Scriptures, though, that is why I have added Unwrapping the Greatest Gift to go along with it.
The Christmas Angel will be visiting us daily with fun service projects we can do, and family activities.
And, I’m pulling several things from The ADVENTure of Christmas. Fun things to do as a family, with teachable moments about the traditions of our Christmas season.
I’m hoping to make Christ the central part of our Christmas this year. We’ve done each of these in part in the past, and each were so much fun. I think combining them will add a new dimension of fun, focus, and service to our season.
Below is a calendar of our December and what I plan to do each day. Take what you like and use as you wish!
Have a wonderful Christmas season!