Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas: Step One

It's time to fill those shoeboxes again.
The Samaritan's Purse is collecting for Operation Christmas Child next week from November 18-24 so there's still time to participate.
You may remember from last year that we really enjoy this campaign.
I  struggle to find charitable activities for the babes but this one is great.
We again went shopping for our "friends".
The trip was a success in my books since I only once had to talk Fiona away from an item and remind her that we were not looking for ourselves.
Cedric was determined to unpack rather than pack so we'll give him another year to get in on the action.
This year, in the green spirit, we reused some old shoeboxes {including the one from this post} instead of picking up the branded ones.
I was told last year that when the kids receive their boxes they especially take joy in the personal notes.
So we made sure to take extra care to make them really special this year.
And sure enough, creating these cards ended up being our kids' favourite part as well.


  1. We're currently still filling our shoebox. It's due back at our church next Sunday. We've done this every year for a few years now.

    Good idea to use old shoeboxes - I'll have to remember that for next year.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

    1. So fun for the kids, glad to hear you're a regular participant too!


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