Friday, November 4, 2011

Fill Your Boots...Uh I Mean Shoe Boxes

'Tis the season... the goulishness of Halloween is over... the air outside is crisp and cold... and Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are calling out to be filled.  
I love this Christmas tradition that we have in our family. It is so exciting to shop for the gifts to fill our shoe boxes and Hudson and Meadow are truly starting to understand giving. 

We talked about one place that our shoe boxes might be sent, Haiti.  We talked about the big earthquake that happened there and how these presents would help children to feel loved.  We talked about how lots of the children in Haiti don't have anything left after the earthquake and that by giving some of the things that we would like to have ourselves they will be blessed.

Some of the things that we put in our shoe boxes:
  • My Little Pony (Meadows favorite thing)
  • Hotwheels (Hudson's favorite thing)
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Pencils 
  • Erasers
  • Facecloths
  • Little People
  • Coloring Book
  • Toothbrushes
  • Bars of Soap
I might be forgetting something, but that's OK. 
So have you packed your shoe box yet?  What's in it?

1 comment:

Altered by Jenn said...

I'll be taking the kids tomorrow to get the stuff for their boxes. I can't wait.

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