It's Day #2 of my Holiday Gift Guide & things are in full swing! Today's 2012 Holiday Gift Guide Item is in the Books category, but it would make a great family gift as well.
The Sparkle Box: A Gift with the Power to change Christmas. Written by Jill Hardie and Beautifully Illustrated by Christine Kornacki.
The upcoming holiday season can often be clouded by the glare of commercialism, and it’s easy for families to get caught up in the tinsel, parties, gifts and lights and forget there is a deeper reason to celebrate Christmas. Author, Jill Hardie saw this happening with her own family, and she found a special way to show her children the joy of giving to others and to teach them that giving is itself a gift!
About the Book:
Sam is so excited about Christmas. He’s busy thinking about his Christmas list, anticipating holiday parties and puzzling over one very mysterious gift—a sparkly box sitting on the mantel above the fireplace. Throughout the Christmas season, Sam and his family participate in various acts of kindness to others. On Christmas morning, Sam finally gets to open the Sparkle Box, where he finds slips of paper recording the family’s good deeds during the holiday season.
This lovely story of giving will Inspire readers to adopt a new tradition for Christmas. Best of All~ Each book comes with it's very own Sparkle Box, so the tradition can start right away!
You can also visit the following website to view the book trailer and an author video, at: http://www.thesparklebox.
Detroit Mom's Thoughts:
When I received the book, I immediately read it aloud to the hubs and my oldest son. Right away, we started discussing ways to incorporate the Sparkle Box into our own family traditions. When my two younger sons returned home from school, I read the book aloud to them as well. Together we opened our Sparkle Box and place on the mantel. I Love this book and the thoughts and traditions it inspires. I know everyone who receives this book will appreciate and remember it throughout the year.
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Disclosure: I received one or more of the aforementioned products for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.