Last Christmas as we packed our yearly boxes for Operation Christmas Child, I thought about the need to be giving all through the year. We decided that each month, we will purchase goodies to fill a child's box so that by Christmas, we could donate 12 boxes. Incidentally, every year our boxes go to Mexico, which is kind of a bummer since we live so close to Mexico. We were hoping they could go someplace else so we could look up that country and learn a little bit about it. Last Christmas, they went some place new...HONDURAS! Yay!!
Each month my kids can choose a gender and age group of a child and we can shop and pray for that child. I forgot to blog about this last month, but this month we have our box ready to go.
The boys decided this month to shop for a girl aged 5-9 and I let them pick everything out, and didn't try to talk them out of anything. They came up with some cute things! Here is what we bought...
First of all, I am out of shoe boxes so we purchased a plastic shoe box with a snap on lid. Then we bought a stuffed rabbit, an etch-a-sketch, a Little Mermaid book, a My Little Pony, a two pack of Zest soap, some dental floss, toothbrushes, a My Little Pony coloring book, crayon, glitter stickers, and a bunch of hair ties. And of course, the box. Not bad for $20. AND it all fit! Tightly, but it fit!
Two boxes down and 10 more to go!!