Monday, November 12, 2012

The Shoebox is Off

This weekend we finally pack our shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.  We decided to pack a box for a boy between the ages of 2-4. 

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Lil’man had a lot of fun going shopping and picking out things he thought the little boy would like to get for Christmas.  It’s amazing how much you can actually fit in a shoebox.


We picked out several toys we thought he might like, as well as some necessities we thought he might need. 


Here’s the items that were included: notebook, coloring book, markers, paddle ball, yo-yo, play-dough and play-dough tools, crayons and Cars stickers.  Plus Lil’man went through all his Halloween stash and picked out all the hard candy to send.

The necessities that we included were: a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, wash cloth, socks and a cookie monster bandana just for fun.

One of my favorite parts this year was the coloring page OCC provided.  Lil’man loved coloring in the pictures and answering the questions. 

We are going to be following our box to see where it ends up.

Operation Christmas Child This week various Drop-Off Locations will be collecting shoeboxes, but  you still have time to put a shoebox together even if you’re starting from scratch.  It doesn’t take long.  Decided what age and if you want to shop for a boy or a girl.  Then just head out to your favorite dollar store or hit up the dollar spots.  Use the ideas from How to Pack a Shoe Box page to help you pick out items.  Go home, pack it all into your shoebox and print of your shoebox label or if you want to follow your shoebox just submit your info online.  Finally find a drop-off location near you and drop it off. Its that easy. 

Don’t miss out on blessing a child this holiday season.

A Mommy Talks Disclosure:  I was not asked or compensated to write this post. I just think this is a fabulous organization and would love others to join me in supporting them. All opinions expressed are my own.

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