This Christmas I wanted to give my children something tangible for them to do daily to keep their focus on Jesus this Christmas. The idea came to me as I was doing our Thanksgiving Tree and how much fun we all had being thankful. After November, I wanted to create a Jesus Christmas Tree and incorporate the attributes of God. Around the same time a blogger friend, Kaylene Yoder, designed a FREE Christmas Advent Names of JESUS Printable. After seeing this amazing printable, I realized this would be perfect for what I wanted to do with my children to celebrate Jesus this Christmas!
DIY Jesus Christmas Tree
- 1 roll of green Christmas paper ($1.00 at Dollar Tree)
- Small piece of brown paper for stump of tree
- Scrapbook paper or printer paper
- Crayons or markers
How to Create Jesus Christmas Tree:
- Draw and cut out large triangle on green Christmas paper
- Cut out circles for ornaments
- We added additional shaped ornaments and a Christmas star
During the week, we write various names of Jesus or God on the Jesus Christmas Tree. Here is the link again where you can get the Advent Names of Jesus Printable. I found this to be a very simple and yet tangible way to put Christ in CHRISTmas for my kiddos, and I even enjoy it!
*UPDATE* After sharing this post and our Jesus Christmas tree I found this post from my friend Arabah. She has a FREE Printable with the Names of Jesus on them as well. You can go here to get your download.
Below is a photo of our Jesus Christmas Tree after a few days.
We recently added a Christmas Star for the Top, and paper Christmas gifts under the Jesus Christmas Tree with what we desire to gift to Jesus this Christmas.
Have a blessed Christmas cherishing Jesus with your family this season.
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