One of the things I love most about being home in Savannah for Christmas is the stacks of little Christmas books Mother has scattered about. They only take a couple of hours cover to cover, and I covet the time when I can slip away from the chaos that is ten people, with four crazy littles, to delve into one with a cup of tea. She’s had Christmas Jars by Jason Wright for a couple of years, but it wasn’t until 2014 that I picked it up.
Amazon says: Where had it come from? Whose money was it? Was I to spend it? Save it? Pass it on to the someone more needy? Above all else, why was I chosen? Certainly there were others, countless others more needy than I…Her reporter’s intuition insisted that a remarkable story was on the verge of the front page. Rising newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the secret behind the “Christmas Jars” – glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously given to people in need. But Hope discovers much more than she bargained for when some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness and brings above a Christmas Eve wish come true.
It is an endearing and inspiring story that will surely bring you to tears. And it was the first thing on our family’s list for our Let Your Life Change the World adventure in 2015.
I encourage you to read the book, as I cannot retell the story so beautifully. But the premise behind the Christmas Jar is that you contribute to it throughout the year. Your pocket change. A few spare dollars. And every time you do so, your spirits are lifted. On Christmas eve, you anonymously give the jar to someone in need.
We keep our Christmas Jar in a drawer from my grandfather’s old sewing table. It’s right in the mudroom and where we enter and exit the house many times each day. The littles’ have excitedly contributed Christmas money and allowances to the jar already.
I have been so moved by Christmas Jars, that I want to give a copy away to one of you!! The giveaway is open to US mailing addresses. Leave a separate comment for each of the following and include your email address if you aren’t linked to a blog where I can find you. There are TWO ways to enter per person!!
1. Follow Dixie Delights blog in some way:
2. Share your favorite idea for a random act of kindness.
I will pick a winner January 16!
Let your life change the world…