Giveaway: The Sparkle Box

On Monday I received a book to review and opened the package just before running out to pick Ladybug up. When I got home, Sunshine greeted me with excitement.  “Mom,” she said, “We can make our own sparkle box! And we can fill it with special things we do for other people.”  Her enthusiasm makes it simple to give a positive review of this book.

The Sparkle Box follows a boy, Sam, and his family as Christmas is approaching.  His parents have placed a sparkly, silver box on the fireplace mantle and he is curious about it. When asked, they tell him it is a special gift they will open as a family, but they need to fill it first.

The message of The Sparkle Box is that kindness and generosity toward others brings light to the world and is the very best gift of Christmas.

My children are especially excited because a real Sparkle Box is included with the book.  Your family can enjoy this book, and put a sparkle box under your tree too.

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To win a copy of The Sparkle Box, leave a comment sharing a way you can give joy, and spread light during the Christmas season. You can get additional chances to win by Liking the FB page for The Sparkle Box and Liking mine, if you haven’t already.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

I will announce the winner tomorrow morning!  It’s a short and sweet giveaway because I want the winner to receive their copy of The Sparkle Box before Christmas if possible.

If you don’t win, consider buying a copy for your own collection of Christmas books or for a fantastic gift.

Thank you for your continued prayers for our family.  We have some important meetings coming up in the next couple of days and are pleading with God to show us exactly what he wants us to do.  My heart…I can’t even put my thoughts into words…

Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

31 Comments

  1. Angela Arnett Stone
    December 19, 2012

    What a marvelous book idea. I just added it out our amazon wish list nad will see if our library has it. I may add it to our collection for next year's christmas advent.

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  2. Heather Snyder
    December 19, 2012

    Sounds cute.

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  3. Heather Snyder
    December 19, 2012

    I already liked FB….I forgot to say…..one thing we did this Christmas was donate to an Orphans in India through our church.

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  4. Leslie Raneri
    December 19, 2012

    We picked a gift tag off of our church giving tree and got Christmas gifts for children in need. We also seek to do kind things for others.

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  5. Leslie Raneri
    December 19, 2012

    I "liked" the Sparkle Box page.

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  6. Leslie Raneri
    December 19, 2012

    I have already "liked" your page. 🙂

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  7. Sophie
    December 19, 2012

    I like to smile at and greet strangers.

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  8. Erin
    December 19, 2012

    I "like" you on FB! 🙂

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  9. Erin
    December 19, 2012

    I try to give joy and spread light to my family by remembering (trying to remember?) to SLOW DOWN and enjoy my littles. We give homemade gifts to teachers and hope to squeeze in a get-together with the neighbourhood 🙂

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  10. Emily
    December 19, 2012

    Oh that is so Sunshine-ish. 🙂 praying hard for you guys.

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  11. Hannah Jasmine Tucker
    December 19, 2012

    Take the time to take pictures and write down special moments with family and share them with family hundreds of miles away!

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  12. Hannah Jasmine Tucker
    December 19, 2012

    I've already liked your page.

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  13. Hannah Jasmine Tucker
    December 19, 2012

    Liked The Sparkle Box page.

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  14. Kelly
    December 19, 2012

    I don't do FB, but we spread joy this year with our two year old by baking cookies and sharing them with neighbors!

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  15. [email protected]
    December 19, 2012

    One way that we spread light during the Christmas season is by making plates of homemade cookies that we then personally deliver to the neighbors on our street. We live in a new neighborhood this year, so this will be one more way we can continue to build relationships with these new neighbors.

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  16. Karen
    December 19, 2012

    I love this idea. We've talked about doing this in the past, but the box and book make it so easy!

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  17. Blanca
    December 19, 2012

    Every year, about 25 of our relatives travel over 1 hour to our house to join us in caroling door to door around our neighborhood. When the neighbors open the door, we give them a gift from our family and a Christmas card.

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  18. Jennifer Litz Seivert
    December 19, 2012

    I like you on Facebook. So enjoy reading about your journey and it gives me extra courage to face our family's journey too.

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  19. Jennifer Litz Seivert
    December 19, 2012

    Also liked Sparkle Box facebook page. Thanks for this idea.

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  20. Melodie
    December 19, 2012

    Looking people I pass in the eye and actually talk to them; putting down the phone, the rush and acknowledging their presence.

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  21. 2plus2mom
    December 19, 2012

    I love this idea. This year, we have tried to do Random Acts of Kindness each day – baking cookies for neighbors, making cards for nursing home, putting quarters on the gumball machines at the mall, and even putting hot chocolate goody bags through the book return slot at the library. We haven't done one a day like we'd planned, but it's definitely nice to see the kids excited about doing something for others.

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  22. donerin
    December 19, 2012

    I liked the Sparkle Box page.

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  23. donerin
    December 19, 2012

    I already like your page!!

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  24. donerin
    December 19, 2012

    And for acts of kindness we like to leave pennies at the horsie ride at the grocery store for other kiddos to use and donate toys for toys for tots or angel tree. I love the idea of having a box to put the acts of kindness in!

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  25. KarenP
    December 19, 2012

    We've been doing a lot of baking for friends and we are continuing to write in our "Thankful Book " each night. I'm hoping it helps us to focus on what we have, instead of what we want.

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  26. Rachel
    December 19, 2012

    What a great idea! This year our boys have collected hats/mittens and nonperishable items for our local Salvation Army, and participated in a martial arts tournament for a local shelter. We also adopt Angel Tree kiddos the same ages as our three boys and let them choose gifts for their angel. (((praying for your family, Lisa)))

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  27. Sarah
    December 19, 2012

    Our family has been having donation drives for kids in fostercare Every Sunday in Advent. One week we collected hoodies, another week we collected dolls. Last weekend we asked people to donate for sports and after school activities. It has given us such joy to focus on others during this season.

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  28. Kylee
    December 19, 2012

    One simple way we spread joy is by making holiday candies (peanut butter balls, peppermint bark, and peanut brittle) and gifting it to neighbors and teachers!

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  29. Kylee
    December 19, 2012

    I've liked your Facebook page!!

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  30. Elizabeth
    December 19, 2012

    We choose one item from the Samaritan's Purse or World Vision catalogs to give in honor of each relative – a way to bless people far beyond our family and give gifts of hope and joy at Christmas time.

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  31. Vanda
    December 19, 2012

    I can give joy to a widow at church by making time to visit her tomorrow.

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