The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans is heartbreaking, touching, and truly a wonderful reminder of the love and pain of Christmas. As a parent, the story fed that deep desire for time to slow because children grow all too quickly.

In a conversational tone, the narrator tells the story of his own awakening to the importance of love in the story of Christmas. An old woman helps this young man remember that love and family should come before work as he discovers that pain is an equal part of that story.

A warm sweetness is both the sentiment of The Christmas Box and the necessary component of a complimenting tea. Basilur black leaf tea (Tea Book #5) pairs nicely as the sweetness of almond flavors plays nicely into the spirit of the story and Christmas.

May your Christmas Box remain empty.

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