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Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Sparkle Box Giveaway!

I recently had the privilege of receiving and reviewing this wonderful book.

Sparkle Box

About The Sparkle Box - A Gift with the Power to Change Christmas

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 really love the concept of this book. I love that you can be both spontaneous and intentional in your quest to bless people. I think it will really help us focus as a family, on doing for others this time of year.

I read the book to our 8 year old as soon as I opened it and he immediately realized that the sparkle box that came with the book didn’t have a pretty purple ribbon on top, so he set to work on making one himself. I think he did a pretty good job.

IMG_6334 This year I’m going to set the Sparkle Box up on our mantle with index cards that I have cut in half so it’s easy and convenient to write down the good deeds that were done. I will also have some ideas already written out for us to choose from throughout the weeks to come.


I think as a parent or grandparent it will be fun to record some good deeds that your children do without them knowing you’re watching. I think they will be surprised Christmas morning when they realize you’ve been watching their thoughtfulness play out.

Check out the trailer below for a sneak peek.

THE SPARKLE BOX - Official Book Trailer from Ideals Books on Vimeo.

To enter the giveaway just following the instructions using the Rafflecopter below. Trust me you’ll be blessed by this book and will want to use it year after year.

a Rafflecopter giveaway This book would also make a nice gift. You can purchase it at the Ideals Books website HERE or on Amazon HERE.

Have a lovely day.



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  1. If I don't win this, Im buying a couple anyways! What a(nother) great lesson to teach our children about serving! Thanks Kim! Now pick me dang-it!

  2. I was thinking of offering help to a soup kitchen, donating toys to family in need this Christmas.

    1. AlesiaP you are the winner of the giveaway. There was no email to contact you so I hope you see this or my post. Please contact me asap with your full name and mailing address. My email is in under my about page. Congratulations.

  3. I want to donate food and toys to our local food bank/ salvation army

  4. This Sparkle Box is a wonderful idea for a book and a family activity that is very meaningful and will become a family tradition, I am sure.
    I am giving away one copy of the Christmas book I co-authored on my blog; just leave a comment to enter the give away.
    How neat we are both giving away Christmas books.

  5. Love the Sparkle Box idea. I was thinking of sending Christmas cards to soldiers. And make donations for them. Thank you for the opportunity.

  6. Volunteering for Operation Christmas Child this year.

  7. Thank you for offering The Sparkle Box and telling us about it. I noticed it is by Ideals. When I was young, many moons ago, my dad bought my sister and me some Christmas Ideals books and we loved them.

  8. Thanks for introducing us to this company! Please count me in!

  9. Doing a Christmas Shoe Box!

  10. Very cool idea for this time of year, but could use it all year round too!

    Big doing-good-deeds-for-others-sparkles-more-than-the-sparkle-box-does size hugs to you! Um, yeah, it's late - LOL. :)

  11. This would be great for our Sunday School and Nursery Programs.

  12. I would like to take gifts to a nursing home, that would go in my box. :)


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