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Our lives are so busy. Thoughts of Christmas arriving in about eight weeks has, during certain years of my life, made me anxious inside.
Will the house be decorated enough, in a comfortable way?
Will I have the Christmas cards and photos ready to send out at least a week before Christmas?
Will the Christmas baking and holiday dinner be ready?
Reading this new book, The Sparkle Box, from Ideals Publications and Books, really places Christmas into perspective.
And not only Christmas, but every day of our lives.
Over the years, I've learned to minimize some of my expectations of the "trappings" of Christmas. If the cards don't get mailed until after Christmas, that's okay. I've reduced the amount of decorating I do around the house, and we do a lot less Christmas shopping than we used to do.
The Sparkle Box arrived here at my home a couple of weeks ago, and it is a delightful, beautiful book that will touch the hearts of you and your children. I love books that have deep, meaningful insight - especially children's books with their beautiful artwork. If you would like to share a deeper meaning to the holiday of Christmas - Christ's birth - and loving others, I wholeheartedly recommend that you consider getting your own copy of The Sparkle Box to share with your family, especially if you have younger children (written for ages 4-8, although my girls and I loved it, too!)
The Sparkle Box is not only a beautiful children's story, but it also comes with a Sparkle Box for your family to use! This is such a meaningful and easy way to encourage your family to take a different view of Christmas!
At The Sparkle Box website, they have provided readers with beautiful PDF copies of Sparkle Box Chore Charts, directions on how to make a Sparkle Jar, and Sparkle Box gift ideas as well as a Sparkle Box coloring page and ideas on how to use the Sparkle Box book in your family. Wonderful!
Take a peek:
Here is the touching story of a young boy who unknowingly participates in a powerful new Christmas tradition: honoring Jesus on His birthday by giving to others.
Sam is so excited about Christmas! He's thinking about his Christmas list, looking forward to holiday parties, and puzzling over one very mysterious gift: a sparkly box sitting on the mantel. In the midst of the festivities, Sam and his family participate in various acts of kindness to others. On Christmas morning, when Sam finally opens the Sparkle Box, he finds only slips of paper that record the family's good deeds. Sam's mom explains that the things that they've been doing are, in fact, a gift for Jesus, for Jesus said that whatever we do for those in need, we do for Him.
I received one hardbound copy of The Sparkle Box in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was provided.
Hi! I'm Julieanne!