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Friday, November 15, 2013

The Sparkle Box - Giveaway and Review

Ever wonder if there was a way to inspire your children and family to do more this Christmas for those less fortunate? I've got the perfect way to do just that! The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie is a children's book that showcases a unique sparkle box that Sam's parents place on the mantle just at the start of the Christmas season. Sam is more than curious to know what it is, and his mom tells him that he can open it on Christmas morning but that they haven't finished filling it yet. As the days go by, Sam participates with his parents in doing things for others less fortunate, donating blankets and food, helping to finance a well for clean drinking water in Africa among other things.

Besides all the Christmas parties and food, Sam's looking forward to opening the presents most of all. What Sam finds inside the Sparkle Box sheds light on the true meaning of Christmas. This beautifully illustrated book by Christine Kornacki, is what my youngest daughter calls a "classic!" meaning simply that the pictures alone tell a story for those too young to read to enjoy! The best part is the Sparkle Box that is included at the end of the book for your family to incorporate this idea into your Christmas every year. I, for one, can't wait to assemble ours.

I received The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie compliments of Ideals Books and Fly By Promotions for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed are strictly my own. This one rates a perfect 5 out of 5 stars and I can't wait to incorporate this into our Christmas traditions! This enables families to enjoy the Christmas season the way it was intended and to bring about the true meaning instead of simply getting presents. This book is perfect for children ages 3 and up.

Author Bio
Author Jill Hardie and her family began placing a gift for Jesus under their Christmas tree was a way of bringing more meaning to the holiday. The first time they open His gift, the commercialism of the season melted away and they felt a profound joy and peace. Jill hopes The Sparkle Box will spark a new Christmas tradition, bringing light into thousands of lives.

For more information about The Sparkle Box, Jill Hardie, or where to pick up a copy of this book today, please click on the links below:

You can also find more great childrens' book at Ideals Books website.

You can also find Ideals Books on Facebook to enjoy more great children's books to add to your own personal home library.

You can also find The Sparkle Box on Facebook to get more ideas of how to keep the meaning of Christmas close to your family.

Now for the best part...

Thanks to the generosity of Ideals Books and Fly By Promotions, they are offering a giveaway copy of this book to one lucky follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here are your guidelines to enter:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. 

2. "Like" Ideals Books Facebook page.

3. Must be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes. 

4. Leave a comment below telling me why you'd love to win a copy of this book along with your email address. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

I will notify the winner of this giveaway by email so make sure to include it with your comment below when it ends on November 22nd. 


  1. This looks like a wonderfully inspiring book for families for the season. I personally would love to have a copy for my family but also to share with my Sunday School Class (1st and 2nd graders). Thanks for the review and the opportunity!

  2. thanks for this book which I would cherish. I am an e-mail subscriber. I follow your blog. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. I think it's wonderful to show children that Christmas is not just for receiving gifts. They are able to show kindness, and let their light for Christ show. We lead by example. Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway and please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson

  4. What a wonderful way to share the Christmas season for little ones.
    I follow your blog by e mail
    I liked Ideal's F B page
    Thank you

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  6. Hello. I'm new here and I love the picture at the top of this blog. Also on your other blog. That is a neat thing to do. I know some make HIM a Birthday cake. We have always taught the children the real meaning of Christmas, but with the way kids get so much now-days, it's hard for them to not think mostly the gifts they will receive. I have a lots of little great-grandkids, so no problem gifting it to someone who will love it. Hope I'm not to late. Couldn't get in before now. I have fulfilled all of the things you required to enter.
    GOD bless! Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  7. Just discovered your blog. I was reading a review on this book today before I found yours. It sounds like a very good book that will touch the heart. I would love to win a copy for my little 2 year old grandson.


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