Saturday, October 30, 2010

Gifts from the Heart - Book Review and Giveaway

Around our house the holidays get kind of crazy. I usually start thinking about shopping in October and worry and stress about it until Christmas Eve. How many people am I shopping for? What will they like? Will someone else get them the same gift? Will they spend more on me than I did on them? It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle.... especially with all the ad's, specials, coupons and more! Sometimes it's hard to keep things in perspective and remember that the Holidays are not about gifts. They are about family, being together, having fun and making memories.

When I was given the opportunity to review a children's book by Victoria Osteen titled Gift from the Heart I knew it was a book we needed in our home.
Gifts from the Heartis a royal adventure fit for the most rambunctious of princes and princesses. A brother and sister, Jon and Sue, take an imaginary journey into a medieval world of kings and castles. They find themselves in a bustling town that’s preparing a party for their king. While the townspeople are busy looking for fancy gifts to buy, Jon and Sue—with the help of their new friend Mary Anne—remind everyone that the talents they are given are the most precious gifts of all. At the end of the day, the king’s celebration is a success because each person gives a gift from their heart.

Wow, what a great message to share with your children... or let them share with you. Sometimes it the children who remind us of what's important. The illustrations in this book, done by Diane Palmisciano, are so vibrant and help to bring the story to life.

I truly enjoyed this book. The story is heartwarming and fun. I am excited to share this with my daughter for many years to help reinforce the message it brings. 

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This giveaway ends on November 13, 2010 at 5:00 pm EST. One winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by e-mail. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Good Luck!

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