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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Sparkle Box Review & Giveaway



Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. I love the traditions that I have made with my kids over the years. After reading The Sparkle Box I think we will start a new tradition that doesn't have to be only this time of year.

The Sparkle Box is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book that teaches a big lesson. When Sam and his mom are getting gifts ready for Christmas he notices a little silver box and is very curious to know what is inside. As the family goes through the weeks before Christmas both his mother & father keep telling him that it isn't ready yet. Sam didn't realize that his kind actions were what was being placed in the silver sparkle box. An excited Sam gets to open the sparkle box on Christmas morning to discover the gift inside was actually the kind things he had done to help others out and was like giving a gift to Jesus. Your very own sparkle box is included with the book.

Taking time out of our busy schedules to help others is very important. I like the idea of writing down the things that we do show children that even little things add up and make a difference for any time of the year. My youngest daughter was very excited that the book even came with its very own sparkle box.

The Sparkle Box was written by Jill Hardie and illustrated by Christine Kornacki. Jill is hoping her book will spark a new tradition in more families that read her book. Commercialism isn't as important in her family after they open Jesus' gift.

Author Bio
Author Jill Hardie and her family began placing a gift for Jesus under their Christmas tree as a way of bringing more meaning to the holiday.  The first time they opened His gift, the commercialism of the season melted away and they felt a profound joy and peace.  Jill hopes that The Sparkle Box will spark a new Christmas tradition, bringing light into thousands of lives.  

Illustrator Bio
At a very early age, Christine Kornacki developed a love for painting and bringing stories to life.  After receiving a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford, her dreams of illustrating children's books began to take shape.  She spends her days painting in her studio, which adjoins a charming cafe in New Haven, Connecticut.

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42 comments:

Kayla Rice said...

We like to go visit the nursing homes :)

OmahaCouponClipper said...

Operation Christmas Child boxes and we make food for feed the multitudes.

Stephanie Bourne said...

My daughters and I have made blessing bags for the homeless.

lorides said...

I make sandwiches for the homeless with my kids

Leanne Norman said...

We buy sandwiches and hand them out to the homeless and buy toys for christmas toy drives.

helpful heather said...

toys for tots :)

tina reynolds said...

getting a child off the angel tree

missy schutz said...

We cook turkey dinners and deliver it to families in need.

noreen said...

We organized a food drive in our Girl Scout troop

golden storm said...

we buy toys for the toy collection boxes at this time of year and we give cookies to our neighbors at thanksgiving

Jenna Wood said...

We keep blessings bags in our car to pass out to the homeless.

Chemmy said...

We give to the needy instead of each other during the holidays.

Lisa P. said...

We prepared shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Shelbie Johnston said...

I have always giving to toys for tots, the giving tree, St Judes and animal shelters, I don't forget furrbabies either.

Erika ~ Prey Species @ www.preyspecies.com said...

Angel Tree

awhartness said...

We have gathered can foods through the boy scouts, fill bags with goodies for the ladies in a local retirement home that has no family, and gather gifts for the local battered women's shelter.

Danikatsouros said...

We like to donate gently used toys and clothes to the local children's help center.

Nancy said...

We donate gently used items to a local charity and help with a safety patrol.

Nancy
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Kristie said...

We always pick a child from the Angel Tree at Walmart. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Jenny Pizana said...

We adopt a family for christmas

Diana said...

We love helping less fortunate families with Christmas
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Jennifer Q. said...

We always pick a family from the giving tree and buy presents for at this time of the year, but we also donate to food pantries throughout the year.

Audrey Griffis said...

we do all the local toy drives and we adopt a soldier every year who is over seas

Sindy Murray said...

we help we operation Christmas, and fill some shoe boxes with items for little kids then we took them to my kids school so they can sent them to country's in need!

Kari said...

I make cookies and take them to the local Ronald McDonald to cheer people up during their hospital stay!

Jeremy said...

Toys for Tots.

Mammamayor said...

We adopt a family every holiday ,natbelinsky@verzon.net

Holly said...

Helping at animal rescues!

Emily Wells said...

My sons' school always does a canned food drive every year, and I send them in with their backpacks so heavy they can barely carry them! :)

Anonymous said...

We volunteer at local charities and donate clothes and toys.

megan said...

We help with the coat drive at the local shelter every year

Dianna said...

we worked on the Operation shoe box--each one of us in our family have a boy box and a girl box and we fill it all year long with treasures we find throughout the year--that makes 14 boxes from our family-varies ages to the age of my kids--it is so much fun to top it off--makes my kids think about other people instead of themselves

Nicole Lancaster said...

Some acts of kindness my family does is we work at a soup kitchen every weekend,sponsor a family for the holidays and participate in Operation Christmas Child.

Robyn L said...

My family and I pack up Thanksgiving food boxes for the needy.

joy2bmom said...

One of the things my kids enjoy most is to buy, cook, and serve food to the homeless in our community.

Lianne Boggs said...

We like to drive around and donate to fund raisers at intersections and in front of stores.

ronda peyton said...

donated to the food shelf, this year we are making sandwiches for the homeless

Christian Alejandro said...

Visiting the nursing home for an afternoon is rewarding and great for all of us to do. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

blew415 said...

We do toys for tots

Tallulah Jane said...

We help sponsor a little boy in Mexico.

TallulahJane

Laurie said...

Operation christmas child and volunteering at our local food bank

Kim Pollock said...

We donate to toys for tots and to salvation army by picking out an angel to get gets for.

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