The Sparkle Box: A Gift with the Power to Change Christmas is one of those rare children's books that moves you to action. Oh, friends, I cried at this beautiful Christmas story of sharing God's love with others. I cried my happy tears, and then we acted - we began a new family tradition based on this book, and I'm so excited to share it with you! Amid all the good Christmas children's books floating around now, this one is my new favorite!
Sam is so excited about Christmas!He's thinking about what to put on his Christmas list, anticipating holiday parties and puzzling over one very mysterious gift – a sparkly box sitting on the mantel above the fireplace. Written by Jill Hardie and brought to life by the rich illustrations of Christine Kornacki, The Sparkle Box is a heartfelt Christmas story that celebrates the beauty and excitement of the Christmas season, while gently bringing the true meaning of Christmas into focus through a story that features a powerful Christmas tradition. Children and adults of all ages will be captivated by The Sparkle Box and forever changed when they discover the Sparkle Box is a gift that honors Jesus on his birthday. Readers moved to adopt this faith-centered Christmas tradition in their homes can put a Sparkle Box, included with the book, under their own Christmas tree.
After reading the story of Sam and his family giving gifts to Jesus by helping others, we wanted to start the sparkle box tradition in our home, too!
A sparkle box is included with the book (yes!). Mary recently brought cans to a food drive at our church, so she wrote that down and put the paper in the box.
I wrote Matthew 25:40 on the chalkboard in our dining room to help us remember to look for ways we can give Christmas presents to Jesus over the next few months. On Christmas day, we'll open the sparkle box and read the slips of paper together.
That's what Christmas is about, and this book is a wonderful way to switch the focus from getting presents to giving presents - to Him.
I'm excited for the opportunity to giveaway one copy of this awesome book to a reader living in the US or Canada. The giveaway ends on Friday, November 14. The winner will be contacted by email and will have three days to get back in touch with me. Enter below! Can't wait? Go ahead and pick up the book by clicking the link: The Sparkle Box: A Gift with the Power to Change Christmas