Today we hung an ornament of a toolbox, symbolizing the carpenter Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus.
“Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.’… When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.”
For more information about the Jesse Tree, see this site.