Sorry for the delay in getting my post out – We’ve been away for the weekend. I’ve posted everyday since I started my blog, so I’m not about to miss one now.
It’s Shoebox Sunday at my church (I sent mine in advance). I’ve taken part in Operation Christmas Child since I was at Primary School. I’ve definitely done each year since I left home and went to University.
The idea is that you fill a shoebox with gifts for a 2-14 year old (there are age categories) boy or girl.
I usually do on for a boy – but this year I went pink for a girl (sorry for the cliche – but my thoughts are if you only get one present, I might as well go stereotypical – plenty of girls out there like pink).
Why do I do it?
When I was a kid I was really upset by the idea that children in other countries didn’t get a Christmas present. I was keen to make sure that one more child had a happy Christmas.
Since I hit secondary school and I started giving presents with my own money – I enjoy shopping for presents – I am one of those people who love to give a gift – the joy on the persons face is better than a present.
It might not be too late – the last UK day for drop off is 18th November (tomorrow) – find out your nearest drop off point (UK only) or donate online.
So what’s in there?
- pink scarf and hat
- pink flannel and bar of wrapped soap
- notebook, with pencil case, pens and pencils
- toothbrush and toothpaste
- pack of colouring pencils
- make your own finger puppets, with sticky tabs to put them together (no scissors or liquid glue allowed)
- pack of sweets (not chocolate) with use by date after March next year
- Christmas card signed by us
I hope she likes it.
Have you ever taken part in the Shoebox appeal? What would be the perfect present in your shoebox?