During the weeks before Christmas, Christian families prepare to remember the birth of Jesus. As they do, family traditions fall into place, and many families use various ways to recall the stories of those who came before Jesus. Children, of course, get very excited about the celebration to come. While celebrations are always fun, the life of Jesus becomes more meaningful and significant when we look at all the biblical figures who came before Him.
Countdown to Christmas….24 Days of The Jesse Tree Tradition was written by ten-year old, Theresa Seidlitz. Since the Jesse Tree was a tradition in her family, she wanted to share it with other families along with the encouragement from her father. She shares in her book the ancestors of Jesus. The book is broken down into 24 stories that will guide you thru the countdown from Advent and in to Christmas. Each story then has its own ornament that has a picture of a different person from the Bible that can be popped out and hung on a 2’ – 3’ high tree in your home. Stories can be read beginning December 1 to start off the Advent Season.
This book is a great alternative to just marking off the days on the calendar until Christmas, it truly prepares you for His coming.
Click here to view a trailer or the book and also to meet the author: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOt5J5xPBL8
Countdown to Christmas….24 Days of The Jesse Tree Tradition is also edited by Marguerite Hartill and illustrated by Katia Lara.
To start off your Countdown to Christmas with Theresa, you can purchase this book at Amazon.