Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jesse Tree Ornaments

These are the Jesse Tree figures each family made for our Jesse Tree Ornament Swap last night! I'll add pictures of CREATION, ADAM AND EVE, and NOAH later. It AMAZED me the varied (and seriously kewl) materials and creativity each family used for their ornaments!! We were already talking about doing this next year with an 'O Antiphons' theme!

4. ABRAHAM & SARAH Genesis 12:1-7 and Hebrews 11:8

5. ISAAC & REBECCA Genesis 22:1-7

6. JACOB & RACHEL Genesis 28:10-22

7. JOSEPH Genesis 37:1-4

8. MOSES Exodus 20:1-17

9. AARON Exodus 5:22, 11:5

10. JOSHUA Joshua 6:20

11. SAMSON Judges 16:21-30

12. RUTH Ruth 1:15-18

13. JESSE Isaiah 11:1-2

14. DAVID Samuel 5:1-5

15. SOLOMON 1 kings 3:3-14

16. ELIJAH 2 Kings 2:11-18

17. ISAIAH Isaiah 2:4;7:14:9:6-7

18. DANIEL Daniel 6:10-23

19.JONAH Jonah 1-4


21. JOHN THE BAPTIST Matthew 3 :1-11

22. ANNE & JOACHIM (Mary's parents)

23. MARY Luke 1: 26 - 38

alternate Mary

24. JOSEPH OF NAZARETH Matthew 1:18 - 25
25. STAR OF BETHLEHEM Matthew 2:1-12
26. SHEPHERDS Luke 2:8-20
27. ANGEL Luke 2:8-14

28. JESUS Luke 2:1-20


  1. Wow! Could your ornaments be more gorgeous? I love them.

  2. Karen, I LOVE your blog!! http://karenedmisten.blogspot.com/
    The ones my family made are definately 'the least of these', but we were so pleased to be recipients of such unabashed creativity. Thanks for the comment!

  3. Thank you for the kind words! I love the ornament swap idea. I know that *my* contributions would be a "least of these" sort, but what a fun idea!

  4. Anonymous7:39 AM

    I am a grandma who is just humbled and totally excited with the work you are all doing. What a delight to see you all take your family as your holy mission. God bless each of you and keep up the good work.
    The ornaments are wonderful, what memories you have given your children.
    I am a quilter who is working on a "Jesse Tree" quilt. Our grandchildren, when visiting can wrap up and we will have a little talk about Jesus.