- It is an easy read--no complicated plot, $100 words, tiny print, etc.
- It's a pretty short book.
- It is so fabulous, you can't put it down!!!
It tells the story of a family who, the first year they were married, saved their change from Thanksgiving to Christmas in a jar, and that was their budget for buying gifts for each other. As the years went on and their family grew, they saved change for longer periods of time. One year, through circumstances I'll let you read about, they end up giving the Christmas jar away. And that becomes their new tradition. And, as each person is touched by their giving, the tradition spreads to countless people throughout their community.
It was all about giving, forgiving, putting others before yourself--it just embodies the true spirit of Christmas, and of Christ Himself. I am officially recommending it to everyone (or at least to all 3 people who ready my blog ;-) Don't wait until the holiday season - read Christmas Jars now, and start your own tradition!