This is such a great holiday addition tradition for families everywhere! My kids and especially my young boy, just loved it when we sat down and read all about Sam and his parents. The Sparkle Box Book holiday story really seemed to touch his heart even at the young age of 6 years old.
At the end of the book we put together our very own “Sparkle Box” that is provided for you in the back of each book. We decided to top ours with a big green bow and place it right under our Christmas Tree.
|My silly boy and his new Sparkle Box|
Throughout the holiday season, Sam and his family participate in various charitable acts together. Gradually, Sam starts to see how fortunate he is and how important it is to help others.
On Christmas morning, Sam rushes down the stairs to open his gifts. When he and his parents open the Sparkle Box, all he sees are strips of paper that recorded the family’s acts of kindness.
This book has inspired our very own acts of kindness throughout this holiday season and I believe, our future holiday Christmas celebrations. We currently have 2 strips of paper in our Sparkle Box; the first one reads: “Donation to Locks of Love” and the second one “Donations to Toys for Tots.” We do have some other things lined up for us and the kids to do so that we can add to our Sparkle Box. I am very excited to open and share our stories with one another on Christmas morning and how it touched each of our hearts.
There are so many ways that you can add to your very own Sparkle Box. Things that touch your heart, memories that you may have from growing up that your parents did with you and you now would like to share those experiences with your children. If it has always been one thing in life that I have always wanted my children to be aware of it is to be grateful and kind to others.
You can also decorate your Sparkle Box with your kids! Any type of box would work and just make it special in your own way: ribbon, glitter, stickers or just have your kids draw sweet pictures on to the box. Make it fun! After all, the holiday season should be. It’s nice to take some time out and relax with your loved ones and this is a perfect way.
Purchase: You can purchase your very own The Sparkle Box Book for $15.99 at Ideals Books. Also available in book stores everywhere!
I received a sample for the purpose of review. Opinions are my own or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.