Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Do's and Don'ts of Packing a Shoebox

You HAVE to check out this post over on Muthering Heights about how to pack a shoebox.. it is guaranteed to make you smile! Here is just a tiny preview.. but don't miss out on this GREAT post which has some of the cutest kids EVER in it to teach us about packing shoeboxes!!

As I have packed gifts for years, traveled to process them for shipping, hijacked other holidays in the name of Operation Christmas Child, and went so far as becoming a shoebox in the past, I feel like I have quite a bit of insight into how the shoebox gift packing process works.  But, for those of you who are new to this, or who are looking for some ideas:
Allow my lovely assistants to run over a brief list of dos and don'ts for packing an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift!
Do Pack Hygiene Items.  The children who receive shoebox gifts live in some of the most impoverished areas of the world.  For many of them, hygiene items are a perk…especially cute ones!  Because these items will be such a blessing, why not let your kids pick the fun stuff, with cute cartoon characters?  Because you never buy that stuff for them, it will be a great lesson on sacrifice for others.  Or it will give them a complex.  The jury’s still out on that one. {What?  Of course I did not do that!  My kids already have enough of a complex now that I forced them to pose with the cool stuff for pictures, then put it all back…} {Hint: sarcasm may be present.}

OK.. you can't resist, right? This post is funny, cute, and informational! Don't miss out on it. And take some time to peruse her other posts on Operation Christmas Child. You will be glad you did! 

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