I’ve always loved getting ready for Christmas. When I was little, my grandma would buy each of her grandchildren chocolate Advent calendars, and my sisters and I would make a game out of guessing what shape the candies behind each door would be. Through the years, my family’s Advent traditions have evolved, and I’m really excited to introduce a new one to them this year: Ann Voskamp’s The Wonder of the Greatest Gift.
The Wonder of the Greatest Gift is a strikingly unique way to celebrate the Advent season. The fourteen-inch pop-up Jesse Tree doubles as a Christmas decoration, and as you get closer to Christmas, you add more and more ornaments to the tree. To make the Jesse Tree even more special to your family, you can customize the tree with glitter and spangles! Jackie Nunez, designer behind The Wonder of the Greatest Gift, spent an evening with her family using tiny string lights and spangles to make their Jesse Tree their own.
There are all sorts of ways you can decorate your tree. Try some of these ideas, and be sure to post photos of your completed work. Tag them with #tyndalekids so we can see your family’s special tree!
Below are some more ideas for decorating your Jesse Tree:
- Dew drop lights
- Christmas stickers
- Gold foil star stickers
- Miniature ornaments
- Scrapbook supplies