A little over a week ago, I shared a great opportunity with all of you–the Operation Christmas Child Blog Share! It turns out that a lot of you already participate in OCC and that a good many of you have never heard of it, but are participating this year! I am so excited to read all of you posts today and see what you are sending to these children, the things you prayed over those gifts, and the fellowship that you had while preparing each box.
Since I have been planning this link up for a few weeks, we actually went about a month ago to get the things for our boxes. Because I have a two year old and that helps me be a little more in tune with what that age group likes and might need, I chose to do two boxes in the 2-4 year old bracket, one for a boy and one for a girl. I will say that it was so fun picking out little girly things and makes me excited for a lifetime of stuffing a stocking for my own sweet little Selah. I let Eli choose a lot of the stuff for both boxes and then helped weed through the things that would work and those that wouldn’t! We added in a good bit of toys, crayons, and a few toiletries as well!
In addition to our family packing boxes, my mom and siblings also packed, so my mom threw a little mini-party for all of us! She went out and bought a bunch of fun things, separated them by gender so that all of the grandkids could pack up the boxes. It was so cool watching them all have so much fun throwing it all together!
Once they got the boxes all packed up, we busted out the crayons and let the kids “sign” the cards that would go in the boxes! They colored pictures of themselves, wrote their names, and used their favorite colors! Then, we tossed everything together, put our rubber bands on, and prayed over the boxes!
As usual, this was such a fun process and I just love being able to do when we can do it as a group. Operation Christmas Child will bless so many people this season and I love getting to be a part of such a great cause and pray that the kiddos that receive the boxes we packed are able to feel loved and cherished by their fun gifts!
Did you pack Operation Christmas Child boxes this year? Share your post about them in the linky below!