Day #2 in the great Smarty Toy Giveaway is here! Today we present you with the sweetest way to help your explain the real meaning of Christmas to your little ones: My Secret Angel and Me book and angel doll.
My Secret Angel and Me was written and illustrated by local moms, Ashley Adorno and Rachel Hernandez. They were searching for a way to tie in Santa and Jesus and were truly inspired by God. This book has the most beautiful illustrations I have seen in a children’s book . The writing is amazing – you’ll find yourself tearing up as you read it – promise! What I love most about it is the focus on Jesus and tying it into your family by the angel who visits God every night. It’s brilliant and beautiful all in one fell swoop!
Each 40-page hard-covered book is packaged inside a keepsake hard-covered bound box along with a Secret Angel Doll. You can find this book set locally at Barnes & Noble in SouthPark/Arboretum/Carolina Place, Brilliant Sky Toys & Books in Blakeney, The Buttercup, John Dabbs, Cutie Pies, Goodness Gracious Gifts at Myers Park United Methodist Church, The Good News Shop at Christ Episcopal Church, Blackhawk Hardware in Park Road Shopping Center, Three French Hens in Strawberry Hill, Magic Windows in Phillips Place, The Milky Way on East Boulevard, Bucketts, and Cokesbury Christian Bookshop on Tyvola Road, .
Our family angel, “Angie,” is “Shepherd’s” (Elf on the Shelf) BFF – they are always side-by-side each morning after visiting heaven and the North Pole.
Here’s the good news: THREE lucky Smarty winners will win their very own Secret Angel book and doll – trust me, this is one family tradition you’ll want your kiddos to remember. For the rest of us, buy your Secret Angel book today because last year they completely sold out! Visit their website to order online or check out a list of retailers who carry it.
Here’s how to enter to win:
1) You must be a subscriber to our e-newsletter for your chance to win a My Secret Angel and Me. We will verify – you can be a new or existing subscriber, we’ll love you either way:-)
2) Share this on your Facebook wall and let us know in the comments below after you did. Go ahead and click the “like” button in the upper left corner too:-)
3) Post a comment below about what your fave holiday tradition was as a kid.
That’s it! Good luck and don’t forget to keep checking CSP every day for the latest holiday toy guides for each age AND a toy giveaway! We’ll pick our lucky winner on Tuesday, December 4th! The winner must live in the Greater Charlotte Area.
Ashley Adorno has a passion for God, children and the arts and has spent her career as an art educator for children ages 4 and up. She is a Charlotte native, but now lives in Charleston, SC and spends her time raising her 3 children, Tyler, Ayla, and Cecelia together with her husband Sean.
Rachel Hernandez is a former television news reporter turned stay-at-home mom. She is currently working on her Masters in Biblical Studies at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Pete, daughter Bella and her Italian Greyhounds Giorgio and Pia.