Last year we added the Jesus Tree to our Lenten family activities and greatly enjoyed it. Having daily lessons on Christ and his life very beautifully added to the season and made it more meaningful for our young children. Might I say, this project is not for the weary! The initial work is a good bit of effort–a little sacrifice for your Lenten journey. Every week I would set out to make that week’s ornaments and find myself behind and rushing to make the ornament right up to the lesson. Now that I have a year under my belt, though, everything is made and we are ready to go with greater ease. The time invested is well worth it.
This site offers you all the materials for making the tree, patterns, scripture, etc. If only they’d make the ornaments for you! $21 is still a great price for having someone else gather your materials and deliver them to your front door.
And it’s never too late to start. You could begin with the lessons and add the tree and ornaments later. It might be just what your family is looking for to spruce up this holy season of Lent. Many blessings.