Budget giving: Reasons to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox and what to put in it

Budget giving: Reasons to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox and what to put in it

Now that I'm a mom I have worked to continue the tradition with my own kids. This year is the first year my five-year-old really understands. He was excited to give Legos and Play-do (two of his favorite things) to a "friend on the other side of the world." 

There is still plenty of time this week to pack a shoe box and I wanted to give you a few reasons you would want to. 

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Budget giving: Reasons to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox and what to put in it

Budget giving: Reasons to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox and what to put in it

Hope comes in all sizes. Even a shoe box. I vividly remember the day my mom found out about the Samaritan's Purse ministry, Operation Christmas Child. I was seven. I remember packing dolls and toothbrushes in a shoebox to send to a little girl on the other side of the planet. 

This is a tradition that has continued my whole life and to me marks the official beginning of the holiday season. 

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Budget giving: Reasons to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox and what to put in it

Budget giving: Reasons to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox and what to put in it

Now that I'm a mom I have worked to continue the tradition with my own kids. This year is the first year my five-year-old really understands. He was excited to give Legos and Play-do (two of his favorite things) to a "friend on the other side of the world." 

There is still plenty of time this week to pack a shoe box and I wanted to give you a few reasons you would want to. 

Read More