SPARKLE BOX, a Christmas gift for Jesus. A great picture book to purchase and have ready for Christmas is called The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie.
The book comes with a sparkly box in the back that is put out in our house during Advent. During Advent the parents add slips of paper to the box writing down ways they are reaching out in Jesus to the community and world.
Examples: donating food, purchasing coats for a homeless shelter, making food for a neighbor, shoveling snow.
Parents can put out a special box and drop inside notes sharing what your family is doing that is outward focused.
When Christmas gifts are opened, this box is opened too. All the slips are read as a gift to Jesus.