Tuesday, October 22

"The Sparkle Box" A Very Unique Christmas Book Giveaway


 A Gift with the Power to Change Christmas
I can see The Sparkle Box becoming a yearly traditional read in our home!  It fits in perfectly with the way we always celebrate the season--bringing kindness and love to those around us.  Around this time of year, my children and I make Shoe Boxes together to send to children throughout the world through Operation Christmas Child.  The actual sparkle box is meant to hold slips of paper that record the good deeds we do for others.  Published by Ideal Books, The Sparkle Box is different from most of the other Christmas themed children's books I've found.  It's really wonderful!  




More About The Sparkle Box 
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. 


Giveaway 
One winner (US or Canada) will receive a copy of The Sparkle Box. Enter below by November 2nd at 11 pm anyone's time. And be sure to enter all of the other giveaways at our blog by clicking on the tabs above.  :) 


Is there anything special you've been able to do in past holidays to get into the true spirit of generosity, or anything that you would like to do this year?


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Special thanks to the wonderful people at FlyBy Promotions and Ideal Books for this review and giveaway opportunity!
 
 

42 comments:

  1. My granddaughters participate with the shoe boxes or Christmas through their church and we are always saving little things that are treasures to fit in the shoe boxes, last year they did 5 apiece and they were delighted. I like this idea of "The Sparkle Box" thank you

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  2. This sounds like the perfect book to explain Christmas to my little girls, thank you!!

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  3. We look at lightys together and we do lots of baking and crafting. We also to the Operation Christmas Child boxes.

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  4. I have given to others by participating in giving trees.

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  5. Ideal Books has great publications. We donate to giving trees and volunteer to help others.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. we donate to the christmas tree at church for local charities.

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  7. Sounds like a cute book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. We always adopt a poor family in our town and donate Christmas dinner to them through our church.

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  9. I would love to pass something out to the homeless of Nashville tn. They have a large number of homeless people and it is just heartbreaking to see.

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  10. We've been saving up toys to donate to the Toys For Tots.

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  11. I would love to win this book to read with my children.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. Allison Joy9:54:00 PM

    I have a special needs little sister and this sounds like the perfect book to read to her for Christmas! I'm always trying to find new ways to be a positive influence. I think this book could definitely help teach her that not everybody is as blessed as us and to be kind to others.
    Fingers crossed!

    allisonjoymartin[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. I would like to take my son to volunteer at the retirement home!

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  14. my kids always buy a gift for a kid from the angel tree

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  15. my kids love to read and i love getting them books with a good meaning

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  16. My kids LOVE books--especially Christmas-themed ones. :)

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  17. I am always looking for great new holiday books!

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  18. Thank you for the opportunity, we love Christmas books!

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  20. Is there anything special you've been able to do in past holidays to get into the true spirit of generosity, or anything that you would like to do this year? We live in a city with a large Veterans home and there is a Christmas tree at CVS where you pick an ornament and on the ornament the senior has written what he/she needs (blanket, wallet, snacks, whatever) You can review the ornaments and find one in your budget. I have had a lot of fun with these but I wish we could do this as a family. And really more stores should do this because I end up buying most of the stuff at the CVS while I am there (and at full price since I either did not bring coupons or used them up for the items anyway).

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  21. we are doing a christmas shoebox this year!

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  22. Sounds like a wonderful book that will help my daughter understand the true meaning of christmas

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  23. Oh what a great idea! I've seen an idea of money being put in a jar each time the kids do something nice or helpful for someone else, and then that money being used to buy a Christmas gift for Jesus. This book would go along with that well!

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  24. Would love to win this! :D Thank for this giveaway!

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  25. We always do toys for tots and would love to add more traditions of giving.

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  26. What a great way to teach children!

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  27. Last year we were able to get into the Christmas spirit by going to Disney World. I don't know what we'll do this year. There's not much that can top Disney World.

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  28. My daughter would love this!

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  29. sounds like a perfect Christmasbook. Thank you

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  30. I would love to have this to read to my grandchildren this Christmas. Thanks.

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  31. We always pick a few families from the giving tree to help out their christmas, but we try to help out through the church throughout the year.

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  32. I have been trying to teach my daughter (4) each year about giving all year, but especially around the holidays. This book would be perfect, since she loves bed time stories! I may buy it anyways, and give it to someone else if I do win it!

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  33. I love the message of this book.

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  34. I love this book! My daughter is pregnant with my first grandbaby and I'd love to start a tradition with him/her. Thank you :)

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  35. I am following your blog by email Buckytheresa5@aol.com

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  36. It would be wonderful to read this book. I love the message it contains.

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  37. I have been wanting this book for my kids!

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  38. what a great book I love the ones you want to read every Christmas
    cindy caudle cindycidaho@gmail.com

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  39. I follow Ideal Books on Facebook. cindy lou caudle

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  40. I read this book to my kids. They love it.

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