The Sparkle Box Review and Giveaway

The Sparkle Box written by Jill Hardie is an excellent book to read for Christmas. The story is about a little boy who is excited about Christmas. He notices a beautiful sparkle box on top of the mantel and asks his mom if he can open it. She says it’s not time we have to add a few more things. Well he is waiting they take clothes and food to a shelter to help those in need. They drive by the park of lights and the little boy notices a homeless man sleeping on the bench. He feels very sad for the man. He then attends his father’s office party where it’s announced they gathered enough money for a well in Africa for people to drink clean water. The little boy buys some mittens and a candy bar. Before he leaves he notices the from the park bench, where he gave the mittens and candy bar too. He light up someones day and that is something to be proud of. Well the Sparkle Box is an amazing idea where you write on paper the things you did for someone else. At Christmas it’s your gift to Jesus. The book explains it way better then I did.

It’s a must read!

The graphics are gorgeous in the book. My daughter was really into the story. I don’t think she totally understood the concept but she loved the story. The more we read and talk about it I feel that it’s a great lesson for her to learn as well.

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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Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a copy of the book The Sparkle Box. Giveaway ends 11/16. US Resident 18 and older. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.


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17 Responses to “The Sparkle Box Review and Giveaway”

  • 1
    Anita Leibert says:

    Last year, I decorated for my elderly mother in-law who does not get around well. One thing I’d like to do this year is make a donation so that a family in need can enjoy their holiday more 🙂

  • 2
    Ally says:

    We have no family close by, so we invite those who also are alone to share our Christmas meal.

  • 3
    Barbara C. says:

    I have donated items for toy and food drives but I would love to have extra money to be able to anonymously bless a family with stuff for Christmas to help them out.
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  • 4
    sarah says:

    I would love to start doing “toys for tots” or be able to donate to children and families less fortunate during the holidays!

  • 5
    Tracey Andino says:

    I usually do a Christmas Party for the woman and children at the battered woman’s shelter, or the cancer ward at the hospital. I also have my children get involved and help me so that they know that there are people in the world that do not have the luxury of things we take for granted such as a home, warm clothing, tv’s etc.. It’s a great way to make not only someone’s day, but to make you feel like a better person by giving to those in need.

  • 6
    Wendy says:

    The one thing that sticks out in my mind happened when I was about 15. I made a bunch of barbie clothes for a family that my young women’s church group was sponsoring. We delivered everything anonymously and it was such a good feeling. I have tried to give my children opportunities to experience giving as well.

  • 7
    liz lew says:

    I always donate toys/clothes for toy for tots, angel trees, etc. I would like to be able to do more of that

  • 8
    Cindy says:

    Donate my time and supplies to fill gift boxes others.

  • 9
    jessica edwards says:

    would like to help a needy family

  • 10
    Alisha AO says:

    Would love to get care packages together for our soldiers deployed overseas. I am trying to get my son to let go of some of his toys for us to send them to Soldier’s Angels for the kids of our soldiers who will probably not be able to get presents. Or possibly give those presents to the local church that also runs a thrift store in town.

  • 11
    kim burnett says:

    I do the angel tree program every year to help other kids have a christmas

  • 12

    Every year my coworkers and I ‘adopt’ students and buy them as much as we can.
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  • 13
    Ginger Ramage says:

    In the past I have volunteered at food banks to put together holiday boxes for families in need. This year I would like to volunteer at a soup kitchen.

  • 14
    Mandy Pennington says:

    delivering toys for Angel tree and having a Christmas party with the children. Touches me every year…

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    jenny green says:

    Last year i gave a homeless man a care package for him to stay warm with for christmas

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