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The Sparkle Box

sparklebox 330Helping families remember the deeper reason for Christmas. Read more for Care Baldwin's KIDS Wednesday Bookmark interview with author Jill Hardie.

Purchase “The Sparkle Box: A Gift with the Power to Change Christmas" online at

(Originally aired December 19, 2018)


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Book Description: The moving story of an uncommon gift and how giving to others shows a little boy the true meaning of Christmas.
Sam is so excited about Christmas! He's thinking about his Christmas list, anticipating holiday parties, and puzzling over one very mysterious gift -- a sparkly box sitting on the mantel above the fireplace. 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 parents explain that the things that they've been doing for others are, in fact, a gift for Jesus -- for Jesus said that whatever we do for the least of these, we do for Him. This heartfelt story will inspire readers to adopt this faith-centered tradition in their own homes. Ages 4-8.

Includes a glitter-coated fold-out Sparkle Box!

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** Read the FULL book, cover-to-cover, for a limited time, online here.

About the Author: Jill Hardie is a writer and marketing professional with a great deal of enthusiasm for the Sparkle Box concept. Jill's family started their tradition of giving a gift to Jesus about six years ago; now, the Sparkle Box is the gift they most anticipate opening each year. Jill, her husband, and their two children live in North Canton, Ohio.




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