Giveaway: The Sparkle Box Book – 2 Winners!

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. Winners will be announced soon!

The holidays are approaching and it’s the time of year when we focus on the spirit of giving to others. Nothing touches my heart more than when I see a complete stranger giving freely to someone else in need. It’s also a great time of year to teach kids that it’s not about the gifts under the tree but the gifts that we give to those who need it most.

I was given a review copy of The Sparkle Box and I found it to be a great heart-warming and lesson-filled story. It’s starts off with a little boy noticing a sparkle box on the mantel and asking his mother what it was for. She explains that it’s a gift but it’s not quite ready to give, as it needs to be filled. The story continues with the family doing various things to help others. Each time, without the little boy knowing it, the mother writes the good deed on a piece of paper and puts it in the Sparkle Box. On Christmas morning, the boy opens the box to finds the papers and the family reads them together. The mother then explains how the Sparkle Box is their gift for Jesus on his birthday–that gifts we do for others are ones we do for Him.

It’s an incredibly beautiful story and each book comes with its own Sparkle Box in the back that can be assembled and used. This book and sparkle box might be a great new tradition that you could start with your family each year.

Propeller has been kind to offer me a copy of The Sparkle Box to the two winners that win this giveaway. Each winner will receive the story that contains a sparkle box that they can use with their own family.

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:

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Entry is open to US residents only through 11:59PM CST on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012. There is a total of four entries allowed per person. Winner will be chosen using a giveaway service and contacted by email. If you’re the winner, you’ll have only 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.

Good luck to all of you who enter!

A special thank you to Propeller for the book with sparkle box for myself and the lucky readers that win this giveaway. I only provide honest reviews and let my sponsors know this before accepting any offers. All opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Davis says

    Its not much, but when we moved in our currrent home we made cookies for all teh neighbors…to meet them, etc since it was near the holidays and we still do it every year and my daughter calls them “Our neighbor’s cookies” instead of our christmas cookies!

  2. Chrishelle says

    I have three teenagers who are bold Christians and I am very proud of their attitude toward the Holidays. They started with Holloween, baking cookies to give away at the block party, Thanksgiving through their 4H group will be providing a holiday meal for two families, and my oldest son is heading up the local toy drive. None have yet mentioned anything they want for Christmas. I know I am bragging, but I am one proud mom. Love the idea of the Sparkle Box.

  3. Cynthia says

    We have a gift tree at chuch and we always take at least one name, usually a child, and by them a gift and we donate food to the homeless shelter.

  4. Amanda says

    Each year we choose tags from what is called “The Giving Tree”. We buy gifts from the tags to give to less fortunate children who requested them. I met a man who is very down & close to losing his home this year. He rides his bike so we will be anonymously giving him food Thanksgiving & Christmas.

  5. Amanda says

    We’ll hopefully be taking our kids to a gift tree, and having them help pick out a gift to give other kids in need, and saying thank you to our wonderful teachers and neighbors with handmade gifts from the kids.

  6. Wendy Oliverio says

    My girlfriend and I run a group called Birthday Bunch and we hold a monthly birthday party for a place called A Kid’s Place where they hold kids that are waiting to be placed in foster care (they can keep siblings together) but at Xmas we are planning on having Santa and Mrs Claus come in and give each kid a teddy bear (Aeropostle is donating them) and we will do a Pajama drive at our school and add a book and small toy also. The kids just love the birthday party so I am sure the Santa and gifts will be appreciated. It’s a great thing to help our community and teach our kids to give back and also they learn about how kids from their school have a hard life and have to deal with a lot of things normal kids don’t.

  7. Stefanie ecuyer says

    As crazy as it sounds, we purchase livestock for families in poor countries through our church. I believe that its called Global Barnyard.

  8. Rachel says

    My family and I usually find a family who can’t afford to buy much for their children, and help them buy Christmas. We try to save up all year with loose change (Try) and we use that to fund their Christmas. We also try to help with Food donations at school, and Publix. I’m not sure we will be able to do that this year. We recently moved and we’ve not become financially stable as of yet.

  9. Rachel says

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  10. Diane says

    I take part in our local insurance groups’ charity which is Helping Families. Depending on donations we can help 3 or 4 local in need families have a better holiday.

  11. Sue says

    Each year we adopt a family in Appalachia from C. A. P. and shop, wrap and ship gifts for them. We, also, support our Church’s youth group and their sales.

  12. Marcia Donaldson says

    Giving to others gives me so much more joy than most anything else. It’s not always in a monetary fashion. Just being available to help others in small ways throughout the year spreads love and compassion.

  13. Barb Mellor says

    I will be adopting a child thru work along with donating shoe boxes to Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas child.

  14. bridget says

    i have already started at our dollar store i bought a toy to be donated to a child for christmas,will be donating food and personal care products to my church for the baskets for families in need.

  15. Jodi says

    Last year my boys and I made a bunch of homemade treats and the boys got to deliver them to the neighbors by themselves. They had so much fun giving, we plan to do this again.

  16. Shauna Galea-Jones says

    I will be helping a family in need by sponsoring their Christmas through Volunteers of America. I have done this the past 2 years and it’s the most fulfilling gift that I could receive just knowing a needy family will have happy holidays. :)

  17. Lori G says

    We will be donating food to local food shelters. My children and I also like to make treats for the older people that live in our community.

  18. Jenny B says

    We will give more than we get … we supply a local mom/baby closet with lots and lots of bath items (soap, poufs, shampoo, baby lotion, oil, etc)

  19. Angela says

    Despite being a poor college student, I do some couponing to give to less fortunate families and always buy toys for children who would otherwise not have a Christmas!