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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Super Easy Advent Tree

A house can never have too many trees! I finshed this wonderful tree in no time. I have been buying little toys and treats for a couple of weeks now and stockpiling them, hidden from my 2 year old son of course. I bought all of these wonderful boxes at the dollar store. What a find 4 for a dollar!!! Then I just filled them and took extra ribbon from around the house that I found and attached it on the handles with numbers. Every night we plan on reading the passages below with our son and making this one of our new traditions in our home. I hope you will do the same.


24 boxes or tiny bags

24 numbers I looked and looked for them on the internet and decided to just use word to make my own they are fancy enough. :)

12 feet of ribbon

Tree + decorations

24 goodies, I used Matchbox cars, candies, soap, chapstick, any kinda tiny stocking stuffer.

Stories about the Advent (see below)

Table of Scripture Readings for the Story
Date Persons Events/Themes Scripture Symbols
First Sunday
Introduction of the Jesse Tree 1 Sam 16:1-13
Isa 11:1-10 The Tree Mon
Wk 1 God Creation Gen 1:1-2:3 Dove
Tues Wk 1 Adam and Eve The First Sin Gen 2:4-3:24 Tree with Fruit or Apple
Wed Wk 1 Noah The Flood Gen 6:11-22, 7:17-8:12, 20-9:17 Rainbow or Ark
Thur Wk 1 Abraham The Promise Gen 12:1-7, 15:1-6 Field of Stars
Friday Wk 1 Isaac Offering of Isaac Gen 22:1-19 Ram
Sat Wk 1 Jacob Assurance of the Promise Gen 27:41-28:22 Ladder

Second Sunday Joseph God's Providence Gen 37, 39:1-50:21 Sack of Grain or Coat
Mon Wk 2 Moses God's Leadership Exod 2:1-4:20 Burning Bush
Tues Wk 2 Israelites Passover and Exodus Exod 12:1-14:31 Lamb
Wed Wk 2 God Giving the Torah at Sinai Exod 19:1-20:20 Tablets of the Torah
Thur Wk 2 Joshua The Fall of Jericho Josh 1:1-11, 6:1-20 Ram's Horn Trumpet
Fri Wk 2 Gideon Unlikely Heroes Judg 2:6-23, 6:1-6, 11-8:28 Clay Water Pitcher
Sat Wk 2 Samuel The Beginning of the Kingdom 1 Sam 3:1-21, 7:1-8:22, 9:15-10:9 Crown

Third Sunday David A Shepherd for the People 1 Sam 16:1-23-17:58,2 Sam 5:1-5, 7:1-17 Shepherd's Crook or Harp
Mon Wk 3 Elijah The Threat of False Gods 1 Kng 17:1-16, 18:17-46 Stone Altar
Tues Wk 3 Hezekiah Faithfulness and Deliverance 2 Kng 18:1-19:19, 32-37
Wed Wk 3 Isaiah The Call to Holiness Isa 1:10-20, 6:1-13, 8:11-9:7
Thur Wk 3 Jeremiah The Exile Jer 1:4-10, 2:4-13, 7:1-15, 8:22-9:1-11 Tears
Fri Wk 3 Habakkuk Waiting Hab 1:1-2:1, 3:16-19 Stone Watchtower
Sat Wk 3 Nehemiah Return and Rebuilding Neh 1:1-2:8, 6:15-16, 13:10-22 City Wall

Fourth Sunday John the Baptist Repentance Luke 1:57-80, 3:1-207:18-30 Scallop Shell
Mon Wk 4 Mary The Hope for a Future Luke 1:26-38 White Lily
Tues Wk 4 Elizabeth Joy Luke 1:39-56 Mother and Child
Wed Wk 4 Zechariah Anticipation Luke 1:57-80 Pencil and Tablet
Thurs Wk 4 Joseph Trust Matt 1:19-25 Carpenter's Square or Hammer
Fri Wk 4 Magi Worship Matt 2:1-12 Star or Candle
Dec 24 Jesus Birth of the Messiah Luke 2:1-20 Manger
Dec 25 Christ The Son of God John 1:1-18 Chi-Rho Symbol

Above information found here


  1. I love your idea. I will keep my eyes open for the boxes at after Christmas sales.


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