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How to Make a Felt Christmas Advent Calendar with Jesse Tree Ornaments

If you’d like to learn how to make a felt Christmas Advent calendar this year, why not try a Jesse Tree? This week starts the celebration of Advent. It’s our family’s favorite season. We love the excitement leading up to Christ’s birth. Last year I created Jesse Tree ornaments to decorate a felt Christmas Advent Calendar I made for advent. We read from our picture Bible stories about the lineage of Jesus in December. This year quite a few of you asked for tips on how to make a felt Christmas Advent calendar. Here are my tips and a free iron-on transfer download, too. (…)

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Free Jesse Tree Clipart: Use New Cartoon Image of Abraham’s Tent

Last year I created free Jesse Tree clipart ornaments for Healthy Family readers. They are still available to use and share. Use them during the month of December to celebrate Advent with your family. Several readers have asked me if I’d add to the collection I created last year. Your suggestions and heartfelt encouragement have nudged me to create another simple ornament for the 2013 Advent season. Feel free to use this simple cartoon clipart image of Abraham’s tent in place of or in addition to the other December 5 ornament already created last year. (…)

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Organic Candy Canes Dessert for Christmas from TruSweets

Organic candy canes are a must have for your sweets list this Christmas. And if you live in the Chicago area, this is a lot easier to do than you’d think. That’s because there’s a local Illinois candy manufacturer that makes healthy organic candy canes. I was fortunate to receive (…)

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Paper Cone Christmas Tree Craft: Go Green and Use Recycled Paper

I’ve designed a paper cone Christmas tree that is a really inexpensive Christmas craft. This miniature paper cone Christmas tree will look great as a table centerpiece. If you’ve already made a paper cone wreath project, use your extra book paper to make this paper cone template as well. It (…)

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