Operation Christmas Child {or start a new family tradition}

I just wanted to share a quick little post to encourage you all to fill up a shoe box to make Christmas special for a kid {or two or three or...}. You can do this through Operation Christmas Child at Samaritan's Purse.

It would be great new family tradition to start this year. Its a new {hopefully} tradition for mine. Plus, it was fun to see how far I could make my budget stretch!

It's very easy to do and can be done on a budget! Go dig through your closet and find a shoe box. Then head to the Dollar Store or the dollar section at Target at find as many fun little treats as your budget will allow. Also, don't forget to check out the clearance section. That's where i found the ADORABLE shirt that I got.

Operation Christmas Child has instructions on how to pack a box. You can also find a drop off location that's close by. Here's the kicker...you must drop off by November 21st (that's THIS Sunday!).

I'd love to see what you're sending in your box!


  1. That is so sweet! What a very kind & generous thing to do! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share. I am so happy to have you!

  2. we do this every year too, and I think its great! I have 3 children, 2 of them understand what this is all about now, and love it!