Do you have children in your life who need a good Christmas story too? And one that has charming pictures? Try this one.
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. Includes a glitter-coated fold-out Sparkle Box!
This is such a wonderful story about doing for others. The pictures are so beautiful and the whole idea of the Sparkle Box such a lovely one that I want to do it with kids of my own someday. It’s also a good reminder for older children, young people and adults that doing things, even seemingly small things, for the least of these, is doing them for Christ. And what better time to do them than when we celebrate Christ’s birth!
What is one of your favorite Christmas picture books? I always need new ideas for my nieces and nephews.