My heart was touched by this story and I think yours will be too!
The Sparkle Box is a book, but more than a book, it’s a tradition you can begin for your family. My daughter was instantly excited by the shiny box on the cover of the book, “What is THAT?”, she exclaimed. She couldn’t wait for my husband to read the book to her.
During the weeks leading up to Christmas, the little boy, Sam, wonders what the sparkly box on his family’s mantel could be? His mom tells him “It’s a special gift, called a Sparkle Box. We’ll open it together, but we need to fill it first.” His parents tell him that they are adding things to the box as the days go by, but that it’s not ready to open yet. Then on Christmas morning, he discovers what the Sparkle Box is all about. It turns out that the Sparkle Box is the family’s gift to Jesus. Each time the child did something to help someone else in need, his mom or dad wrote it on a slip of paper and put the paper in the box. Because after all, “whatever we do for people in need, we do for Him.”
We read the book as a family, tonight and assembled our own Sparkle Box (it come with the book). Earlier in the week, Rosie and I had put together a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child, so I had Rosie write it down and add it to the Sparkle Box!
The book is a 10 by 10 hardcover, excellent quality with beautiful, rich illustrations. Available at most local bookstores, online, or at idealsbooks.com.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I was sent The Sparkle Box for review.