The Letter

Friday, September 4, 2009

****DO NOT FORGET THE GIVEAWAY IN THE POST BELOW.....you can comment on either post and will be eligible. Because of the holiday weekend I am going to extend the comments until Monday night. So YOU still have a chance to win $100 in GREAT ORNAMENTS, plus a few other prizes..

I am totally blown away that the new Christmas blog has 100 plus followers in about 9 days...I really need to get my game together so I can give you some great tips that you can understand...It is one thing to know how to do something, totally another to tell someone how to.
That was my purpose for doing this second blog...which is crazy for a person that has only blogged for 6 months.....
I need to celebrate the milestone of followers on this Christmas blog.... I think I will send a few extra prizes to some lucky winners tomorrow night. I would love to send everyone something....If shipping did not cost an arm and a leg, I would. I so hope I can serve you and make your holidays a little more fun, a little less stressful and maybe just a TAD prettier...

I have had so many requests for the letter that I sent out 25 years ago when starting the "Jesus Tree"! This was my letter but use your own words...and if you are new to the blog, read the post about the Jesus Tree!

Dear Friends and Family,

Sometime ago, a friend shared with us the idea of a "Jesus Tree"! We would love for you to be a part of this and help us get started. As we have searched the scripture, we have found that HE IS the heart and central theme of the entire Bible. His names are endless.
We would love for you to send us an ornament that represents something Jesus is, along with the scripture that goes with it. This will be a priceless tree filled with the love of our friends and family. Be creative and don't feel like you have to spend money. We look forward to hearing from you....

With love,
The Powells

In another post I will give you the letter we wrote, rolled into a scroll and tied with ribbon to give to each person that saw the tree....I wish I knew how many of these I have printed in the past 25 years....
Just to give you a few more hints, in case you are looking for things yourself....
He is The Seed of Abraham, Son of God, Bright Morning Star, Security,
The Way, Prince of Peace, Fourth Man, Friend, King of Kings, Bridegroom, Lamb of God, Jacob's ladder, David's Slingshot, Issac's Well, Our Guide, Lilly of the Valley, High Priest, Wisdom, Our Burden Bearer, Name Above All Names, Lion of Judah, Bread of Life, Helper, Head of the Church, Counselor, My Song, Abel's Sacrifice, Son of Mary, Pearl of Great Price, The Soon Coming King, Ruler, Lover of Children, and on and on. These just happen to be ornaments that I have in front of me....

If you need help or have other questions, please email me. This really is a fun project and one you can pass down to your children and grandchildren.

27 comments:

chili pepper said...

Thanks for sharing your letter Teresa. I can't wait to get this project started with my kids and extended family.

Kat

Susie said...

I LOVE your website. Christmas is my most favorite time of the year. Could you please give us directions on the proper steps of decorating a tree. No matter how hard I try (and I try hard) my trees are no where as pretty as yours!

Sandi (Meme) said...

This is such an awesome idea. I'm thinking very seriously about doing it! Have a great weekend!

The Hill Hang-Out said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm so glad you left a link to yours. I LOVE the Jesus tree idea. I will incorporate it this year and I'm sure it will become a treasured part of our Christmas! Thanks for the idea!

Andrea said...

Thank you!
Blessings, andrea

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower of SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB - i am now a follower of yours too!

www.speakingfromthecrib.com

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am totally blown away that this blog has 90 followers in about 8 days...I really need to get my game together so I can give you great tips that you can understand...That was my purpose for the second blog...which is crazy for a person that has only blogged for 6 months.....
As we approach the 100 followers....I will have some thank you gifts.....

Cindy Lou said...

Thanks for the posting of the Jesus tree. I can't wait to get this started with my family and friends!! Have a great evening! God Bless You!!

ocean mommy said...

I LOVE this!!!! Especially since our ministry tream has spent the last year looking at the different names of God!!

Blessings,
stephanie

peppermint said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and inviting me to yours. I just love the idea of the Jesus tree! So happy for you that you have so many followers. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and glitter
Patti

susan said...

I ambled my way here...from your comment on my blog to your other blog and now here! I love the name. I thought of one of my favorite Christmas songs.."Mary, Did You Know?" by Kenny Rogers. Can't take time to linger over both blogs now, but I am intrigued and will be back to visit both! Count me as #95!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I love that you have the scroll... Can't wait to see what it looks like.

What a wonderful, wonderful tree this one is!!!

Blessings & Aloha!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

I love your Jesus Tree idea -- what a neat way to celebrate the Christmas season. Love your blog and look forward to visiting regularly!

-Christie

Rhonda said...

I have been wanting to do a Jesus tree for 3 years now! I planned on making all the ornaments but have never got around to it. Great idea!

barefacedapproach said...

Love you site!!! Too cute :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

Leigh said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have a beautiful family!

marty39 said...

Oh what fabulous trees and all hte suggestions are wonderful. I would love to have a Jesus Tree. That would be perfect and so special. I really enjoyed all the trees in the previous post. I had no idea that you had two blogs. So glad that I found it. I will be here often and waiting for more inspiration. Thank you too for always leaving such gracious comments on my blog. I really appreciate it. I hope you will be joining us for the "Cloche Party". I really love using my cloches and apothecary jars for the Christmas season. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

SusanD said...

This is a great letter. I'm super excited to involve the grand-boy and niece in this project. I would so love to win ornaments to help decorate my new home. Blessings, SusanD

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Wonderful idea! I think this is something I'll be doing with the kids this year.

Lesli said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

shelley said...

hi teresa,
i had to stop over to your new blog, what a beautiful blog it is! christmas will be here before you know it but what a wonderful way to celebrate and what beautiful tree!
god bless!~
shelley
http://iamstillstandingafterallthistime.blogspot.com
http://theplaygroundprincess.blogspot.com

Domestic Goddess said...

I found your blog through Carrie@ Farming on Faith. Beautiful trees. We bought an old farm house three years ago I would love some ideas on how to decorate for Christmas. I am "taste" impaired and don't really have an eye for design. lol
Looking forward to see all you ideas.
Melissa

Heart2Heart said...

Teresa,

It will be a fun project to begin right away and then finding the perfect tree to become a permanent part of our Christmas decorations at home. It becomes a teaching tree every year after that. What a great tradition to pass down to our kids and grandkids!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Mari said...

Teresa - thanks for stopping over at my photo blog and inviting me here. I'm really enjoying what you are doing and will be back, because I need help in this are. I love the Jesus tree idea!

cheryl said...

this site is beautiful. I found you through my friends site "mamamary.blogspot.com" I love the idea of the jesus tree.

Erin said...

What a great site! I'm so glad you found my blog and left your blog site:) I LOVE christmas..you may have read that, but I'm not sure. Thanks again:)

Jane In The Jungle said...

Thanks Teresa!