Last year, I decided to try the Jesse Tree idea that was featured on Ann Voskamp's blog "A Holy Experience". I love, love, love Ann Voskamp - she is such a voice of reason and of peace. Her book "One Thousand Gifts" was such a powerful read and a book that I would like to go back to again and again. I read the devotion myself and with the kids, I find the reading that connects to the story and we read the story and put the ornament on our Jesse tree. It's a wonderful way to keep the Advent focus where I believe it should be for us.