Today is World Kindness day and in honor of that I wanted to tell you a little story about a Christmas Ornament. The ornament’s name is Oliver. Oliver is a cute little boy on ice skates with a broken arm but a huge heart. I was given a copy of the delightful book and shared it with my son. Andrew has one of the kindest hearts I know and so this story of kindness in the face of bullying was an important one.
Bullying, at Christmas? Yes, in this story Oliver the ornament gets bullied by a few of the other ornaments because he is so old and has a broken arm. I honestly found the reasons a bit thin but then again kids bully kids for all sorts of dumb reasons that do not make sense. Adults do as well. Having Oliver be bullied and feel bad about himself was what making him respond with kindness more impactful. In this story about a Christmas tradition we are reminded of all of those ornaments and decorations that we have in our homes and how they came to live with us. Maybe you found one on a special trip. Maybe you have a certain type that you buy each year like we do. We get the special Keepsake frame that you can place a small family photo inside. With that we can look back on a fun family photo from the past year.
Here is the official description of the book. “Oliver the Ornament is a tale of one family’s cherished Christmas ornaments. The story centers on Oliver, who has been with this family since Mom and Dad’s very first date.Years later, Oliver, now injured and bullied, still has the magic of Christmas in his heart. The story follows Oliver’s excitement for Christmas, his heartbreak, and his determination to overcome all odds to save the day. Oliver, along with his friends, will warm hearts with his kindness, humility, and love for his family and friends.”
Oliver the Ornament is partnering with a number of children’s hospitals to donate new books to their patients. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to various children’s charities, nationwide. You can purchase the book and ornaments below through my Amazon.com affiliate links.
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