Mosaic Jesse Tree (printable coloring edition)

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You will receive two digital files. These files may be printed for personal, homeschool, or classroom use. Please do not distribute this item to other individuals by any means: printed, electronic, or otherwise.

The Ornaments Packet of this Jesse Tree includes 25 black and white ornaments, one for each day from December 1st until Christmas and 25 labels for the back of the ornaments.

These ornaments are perfect for:

  • coloring
  • painting
  • paperpiecing, to create ornaments imitating the original Mosaic Jesse Tree
  • promoting fine motor skills
  • use in conjunction with the original Mosaic Jesse Tree.

The Instructions Packet includes a brief reflection for each day of the Jesse Tree, as well as a set of general instructions for use. (Note: These reflections are NOT the same as the reflections in the original hard copy booklet for the printed version of the Mosaic Jesse Tree. There is an explanation the symbolism and imagery I chose for each ornament, and a simple kid-oriented prayer.)

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Features:

Ornaments:

  • pdf printable file (US letter size)
  • each ornament is approx 3.5 inch in diameter
  • designed to be printed on cardstock
  • ornaments require assembly: color, cut out, hole punch, and attach ribbon

Booklet:

  • pdf printable file (US letter size)
  • includes instructions
  • formatted for parent use with kids
  • includes scripture, reflection, and prayers for each day
  • features the corresponding ornament
  • all reflections are written by Sara Estabrooks
  • December 1 – 16 feature prominent figures in Jesus’ geneology
  • December 17 – 23 feature the “O Antiphons”
  • December 24 – 25 feature Christmas Eve and Christmas

Use hashtag #MosaicJesseTree to share photos on social media!

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What is the Jesse Tree?

The Jesse Tree is a favorite Advent tradition. Each day, we hang an ornament on the tree depicting a certain personage in Jesus’ genealogy.

Then, starting December 17, we peruse the O Antiphons: each celebrating a different name for Jesus. A different way He fulfills the prophesies of the Messiah from the Old Testament.

We finish off with Christmas Eve and Christmas. Days on which we celebrate the closeness of Jesus, the Light of the World, and the incredible joy of His Incarnation.

I hope you love this Mosaic Jesse Tree, and that it blesses your Advent as much as it blesses mine every year. May your heart overflow with the joy and excitement of the coming of Christ! Amen.

Creating the Mosaic Jesse Tree:

Every year, I feel the anticipation of swiftly moving through years of Old Testament history, ushering in the coming of the Messiah. But the years spent handcrafting these ornaments were anything but swift. Once my first child was born, the long afternoons dedicated to creating visual masterpieces were over. My project quickly lost momentum, and I wondered if I would ever complete it….

Read the entire story here!

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The original Mosaic Jesse Tree