With the holidays right around the corner I can’t help but think about all the people who aren’t going to be getting the same things that myself and many of my friends are fortunate enough to get.
I want to make sure that as Mason gets older he understands how lucky he is. Sometimes to be quite honest it’s hard to make them understand that especially as a blogger who gets to review things. He often gets a new toy every month.
But lately we’ve been having him go through his toys every couple of months to get rid of things he’s outgrown or doesn’t need then we bring him with us to drop it off to a another family who will need it. We’ll be doing it again this soon right before Christmas.
And today I ran to Target and got a bunch of stuff to fill a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.
I went without Mason because shopping is always easier without him. I got socks, pens, a book, a lacing game, travel coloring book type thing, a baby doll and lip smackers.
We decided to get stuff for a 2-4 year old little girl in honor of Elena.
Before bedtime I wrapped the box (box and lid separately)
And then I had Mason pack everything into the box. While he did it I explained to him that other little boys and girls don’t get a Christmas as special as he does and we were going to help make their Christmas a little bit better!
In case you couldn’t tell I had to repack the box a little 🙂
When Mason wasn’t looking I added some lollipops!
Tomorrow I’m going to print the label and drop it off and my local drop off location along with $7 to help cover shipping costs.
Don’t have time to head to the store? You can also Build-a-Box online. I added up everything I purchased and for me it ended up being about the same amount of money.
I love this and will make it a tradition as the years go on I plan on making the box for how Elena would have been. I think it will be fun for her siblings to pack the box!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. The opinions and text are all mine.