The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie is a 32 page hardcover book that retails for $19.99. It is not just a book for children, but for whole families to enjoy and learn from. The story is about a little boy named Sam who just cannot wait for Christmas: yummy food, parties, and presents! A sparkling silver box on the shelf catches his attention but his parents only tell him that it is a special gift they will all open together after it is filled. In the meantime, as Sam as his family give to people in need throughout the season he sees how fortunate he is and even gives a candy bar away that he worked hard to buy himself. On Christmas day Sam finally gets to find out what the special gift is inside the sparkle box. They open it up and inside are pieces of paper with all of the things they had done for others written down on it. Sam's mother explains that the Sparkle Box is their gift to Jesus on Christmas day because Jesus taught us whatever we do for others we also do for him.
In addition to the book, your own Sparkle Box is also included.
The Sparkle Box is a beautiful book! I loved the story and the illustrations. But, most of all I really like the whole idea of the Sparkle Box. Christmas is fun and exciting for children (and adults), and I think it can be hard to find a balance between that excitement of presents, food, and parties and the true reason for the season. The idea of the Sparkle Box gift for Jesus by doing for others is something whole families can do together and open on Christmas morning. Read the book, fill your Sparkle Box and open Jesus's gift on Christmas morning.
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I am hosting a giveaway for a copy of The Sparkle Box!! I am keeping it simple and just asking that those who want to enter to leave me a comment and include a way for me to contact you such as an email address. The giveaway is open to those in the US and Canada. Giveaway will close on 11/17/13 at 11:59 pm. Winner will be chosen at random using random.org. Good Luck!!
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