Monday, October 27, 2014

Brand-New Jesse Tree Ornaments for Advent 2014 [Printables]

"Advent has a twofold character: as a season to prepare for Christmas when Christ’s first coming to us is remembered; as a season when that remembrance directs the mind and heart to await Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. Advent is thus a period for devout and joyful expectation.” (“The Liturgical Year,” Congregation for Divine Worship

On the first day of December, my children and I start to practice the tradition of the Jesse Tree.

We download Jesse Tree ornament coloring pages, read the Scripture verse for the day, then color the day’s ornament... all the way to December 24.

Each Jesse Tree ornament and its accompanying verse is meant to help us grow closer to Christ and our understanding of significant Biblical events leading to Jesus’s birth.

After using the same illustrations for the past few years, though, I decided to draw new Jesse Tree ornaments for Advent 2014.

Each ornament is the size of a CD and has a reference to a related Bible verse beside it.

(I didn’t write down the Scripture reading itself, for I didn’t want to lose the appeal of reading from a worn, beloved Bible.)

The new Jesse Tree printable ornaments PDF is available right now for the same price of a latte.

Here’s a peek at two pages from my new printable Jesse Tree ornaments PDF.

Quick Tips for Using Your Jesse Tree Ornaments
  • Print out your Jesse Tree drawings ahead of time.
  • Inexpensive display areas for your ornaments can include a branch from your backyard, a construction-paper Christmas tree taped to the wall, a paper tree outline on your refrigerator door, an unadorned Christmas tree, and a Christmas wreath.
  • Spend a little cash if you can and get a set of magnetic tape to use the Jesse Tree ornaments on your fridge door or dry-erase board.
  • Our family’s go-to cheap “lamination” is packing tape.
  • Don’t stress out over missing a day. Either make up for it the next day or skip it.
  • Remember that the Jesse Tree ornament coloring time is to be prayerful but fun.
Have any more ideas to add? Feel free to add them in the comments below.

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Happy Return

After a very long sabbatical, I am returning to my little home on Blogger... I'm drawing up some new pieces for the Paper Dali Shop as well as planning some new freebies to offer every month on this site.

 Stay tuned!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Saints Coloring Pages and Inspiration for All Saints Day

Need some coloring pages for your All Saints Day party? Looking for some saints pages for your Religious Education class?

I've some budget-pleasing PDF coloring books at my Paper Dali Shop for you!

Saints Coloring Book, Vol. 1, features coloring pages for...
1. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (and her tertiary outfit)
2. Saint Joachim, the Blessed Mother's father
3. Saint Anne, the Blessed Mother's mother
4. Saint Joseph Mukasa
5. Saint Clare of Assisi
6. Saint Martin de Tours (and the beggar he helps)

Saints Coloring Book, Vol. 2, features coloring pages for...
1. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (and a printable quotes page)
2. Blessed Mary, Queen of the Rosary
3. Saint Martin de Porres
4. Saint John of God (and a coloring page of people he is patron for)
5. Saint Damien of Molokai
6. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (and her wedding dress and her Sister of Charity outfit)

Saints Coloring Book (June) features coloring pages for...
1. Saint Justin Martyr
2. Blessed Anne Mary Taigi
3. Saint Anthony of Padua
4. Saint Juliana Falconieri
5. Saint Thomas More
6. Saint Alena

Happy crafting!

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