This Jesse Tree Ornament Swap is filled. Visit the post for the second Jesse Tree Ornament Swap if you'd still like to participate.
Since I've decided to add the O Antiphons to this list which means we will be making 35.
Dancer, Amy, Katydid, 9PeasMom, Lisa, and Jeannie your first choices for ornaments were already claimed and the swap filled up faster than I expected. I'm sorry you didn't get in the first round of the swap, but I'd still love for you to participate. I created a post for a second Jesse Tree Swap.
Provided there is enough of an interest, I will host a second Jesse Tree Swap. At the moment I believe I have 8-10 people who were asked to select a different ornament and I'm still getting emails and comments from others who want to join. If you would like to be put on a list for a possible second swap, please send me an email with the subject line: Second Jesse Tree Swap and your top three choices for an ornament. As long as I can get enough people to cover 28 ornaments there will be a second swap.
It's hard to believe, but we're inching closer to Advent already. Lately I've been thinking about how much I'd like to have a nice set of home made Jesse Tree ornaments, but to be perfectly honest, I'm just not up to hand crafting twenty-eight ornaments all by myself. Instead I was thinking perhaps some of you are like me and would also like a nice set of lovely hand crafted Jesse Tree ornaments, but have little or no desire to commit to making a whole set of ornaments over the next six weeks.
I'd love to host a Jesse Tree ornament swap. If you're interested in participating leave a comment on this post or email me and let me know which ornament you would like to make for the swap. I would like to ship all of the ornaments out to the swap participants by November 23rd to ensure that everyone has their ornaments in time for the first Sunday of Advent. That means I will need to receive your ornaments by November 21st at the latest. If we start now that gives you about 5 1/2 weeks to make the ornaments and ship them to me. I'd suggest mailing your ornaments no later than November 14th to ensure they arrive on time.
Participants will need to also cover return postage for the ornaments. I'm thinking medium flat rate priority mail boxes would be the least stressful option, for me, not my poor mail carrier who will probably skip my house for the remainder of the year. Shipping for medium sized flat rate boxes is $12.35.
As some of you probably recall me mentioning in the past, I have been using the Holy Heroes Jesse Tree DVD with my girls for the past several years. So I'm going with the list of Bible stories used in their Jesse Tree for this swap. Since the Holy Heroes Jesse Tree only has 27 possible ornaments for their set and we have up to 28 days in Advent some years, I have added an additional ornament to fill in the potential void.
If enough of you are interested, I will add the O Antiphons to the list. Just let me know in your comment or email if you'd like me to add them. It would mean everyone will need to make 35 ornaments instead of 28 in order to have a complete set that includes the O Antiphons.
I have put suggestions for possible ornaments for each of the ornaments. Feel free to be as creative as you want to be.
If you'd like to join in the fun leave a comment telling me which ornament you'd like to make and your email address, or send me an email. I'm looking forward to this fun project.