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A Polar Express Gift Set

The Polar Express  Gift Set

The Polar Express Gift Set

How to Create a Polar Express Gift Set

No doubt that if you are reading this page you are already well aware of the popular 1985 children’s book, The Polar Express. The now-classic Christmas story told within the pages of this book was written and illustrated by award-winning children’s author Chris Van Allsburg. It’s a peaceful Christmas story of a young boy being whisked away on a train to the north pole with Santa Claus. Our family discovered this book, right around when it was published in 1985 and shortly before Chris Van Allsburg won a Caldecott Medal for his story.

Click here to order your copy of The Polar Express movie from Amazon on either DVD or blu-ray disc.

In 2004, The Polar Express was made into an animated movie that was the first all-digital capture film ever made. The film starred Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, and Eddie Deezen and featured Tom Hanks in six different roles. It was released on DVD in 2005.

The Polar Express story presented in the movie remains true to the book, including the bittersweet ending:

"At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe."

The Polar Express is a great story that particular appealed to my train-loving sons when they were young. If we had young boys to buy a Christmas gift for, I would consider putting together a gift set with The Polar Express theme. In that set, you would definitely find a hardcover copy of the boo plus a blu-ray or DVD copy of the movie, a magical bell and even some hot chocolate...

On this page, find inspiration to put together a Polar Express gift set for someone whom you know would love to add The Polar Express to their collection.

Like a hardcover copy of the book and a bell

We believe that every child, or even those who are children at heart, who loves the Polar Express story should own a sleigh bell. The bell pictured here is the official Hallmark bell for The Polar Express story. It is a perfect add on to your gift set!

And Add Some Hot Chocolate

Finally, hot chocolate is a fun addition because of the Hot Chocolate scene in the movie. (You can watch the hot chocolate scene by clicking right here.) We have chosen to share here the ever-popular Starbucks hot chocolate mixes, which are available, as are all of these items shown on this page, directly from Amazon. The Starbucks cocoa mix is available in four flavours: Peppermint, Double Chocolate, Toasted Marshmallow and the very popular Salted Caramel.

Remember that Amazon will ship your order for free if it totals $35 or more so be sure to bundle your Christmas shopping to save money on shipping!

Or A Polar Express 2015 Wall Calendar

Polar Express 2015 Wall Calendar

Polar Express 2015 Wall Calendar

Polar Express 2015 Wall Calendar Back Cover

Polar Express 2015 Wall Calendar Back Cover


Isn't this image breathtaking? Imagine a whole year of The Polar Express! I love the idea. How about you? There's also a Polar Express Advent Calendar available.

You can check out both Polar Express calendars on Amazon by clicking right here.



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© 2013 Treasures By Brenda

Are You a Fan of the Polar Express? Book? Movie? Both?

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on April 29, 2015:

That documentary sounds interesting, Cheryl. I will have to watch for it.

CherylsArt on February 08, 2015:

I enjoyed this movie, and also go to see a documentary on how the movie was made. Tom Hanks did the train scenes in a basic room and the other characters were filled in later.

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on February 24, 2014:

@mcallisterbagco: Thanks & thank you for your visit!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on February 24, 2014:

@RoadMonkey: Thanks...although they tell the same story, seeing the book come to life in the movie is really something special. I think you should fall in love with the book and then watch the movie!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on February 18, 2014:

@ClassyGals: Thanks for your visit, ClassyGals!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on February 18, 2014:

@stefanifaith: So many did. I only became acquainted with it when we were celebrating Christmas with my young sons.

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on February 03, 2014:

@eiramarie: We do, too!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on February 03, 2014:

@eilval: Yes, the Polar Express is one that every little boy should own!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on January 17, 2014:

@winter aconite: Thanks, Little Devil!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on January 17, 2014:

@marley101 lm: I agree and love the Polar Express story, too.

mcallisterbagco on December 16, 2013:

This is a sweet movie. What a nice idea for a gift :)

RoadMonkey on December 16, 2013:

Polar Express is on my wish list to read or watch. What a great idea, to put together your own gift set!

stefanifaith on December 03, 2013:

I absoloutely loved this story as a kid. (:

Eileen from Western Cape , South Africa on November 28, 2013:

A timeless classic that can be read again and again !

eiramarie on November 26, 2013:

Yes.. I love this movie..

winter aconite on November 23, 2013:

..love the movie. The gift set is a good idea!!!!

marley101 lm on November 22, 2013:

Wow what a great theme gift idea :D

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on November 19, 2013:

I love theme gifts and a Polar Express set sounds like a great idea!

Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on November 18, 2013:

I watched this movie last year for the first time, and really enjoyed it - I thought it was a wonderful movie for the holiday season

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