Each ornament in our printable set of Jesse Tree ornaments represents a story about someone on Jesus’s family tree. Together these symbols show how God prepared for Jesus to be born for many generations. We recommend making your own Jesse Tree and hanging one of these ornaments on it each day of Advent.
Printable Jesse Tree Ornaments
Select your Jesse Tree ornaments
The Jesse Tree ornaments are available to color yourself or pre-colored. Each ornament is three inches, and there are 25 ornaments in the set. Color an ornament each day of Advent and read the Bible story it represents together. Start on December 1 to decorate and hang an ornament each day through Christmas.
Color your own ornament set
These ornaments you can color yourself are a great way to prepare for Christmas with kids.
Make your Jesse Tree
Each day of Advent, read a Bible story about someone on Jesus’s family tree. Then hang the Jesse Tree ornament that symbolizes the story on your Jesse Tree. (You can also read daily family devotions or personal devotions that reflect on these stories.)
There are a variety of ways to make your Jesse Tree. Here are a few ideas.
- Choose a tree branch without leaves that has a main branch with lots of smaller branches attached to it. The tree branch should be about two to three feet long. Place the branch in a bucket of dirt or rocks and cover the bucket with green fabric, felt, or paper.
- Cut a tree with branches from brown felt. Glue it to a piece of green felt, 24″ x 36″. Glue on small wooden pegs to hang the ornaments. Or attach Velcro® to the backs of the ornaments for attaching to the felt Jesse Tree.
- Make a mobile using a tree branch. Use fishing line to hang the branch from the ceiling. You’ll need to make sure the symbols are balanced when you hang them on the branch so that the branch will remain level.
- Just use a Christmas tree. A small tabletop or standing tree can make for a great Jesse Tree. You may even have one in your storage room already!
Explore the stories behind the ornaments
The Jesse Tree Story:
A Family Advent Devotional
This Advent devotional invites young children into the Bible stories your Jesse Tree ornaments symbolize. Each devotion pairs with a Jesse Tree ornament you hang on your tree. Over the course of Advent, read these devotions to show young children how God was preparing for Jesus to be born across many generations.