Saturday, October 29, 2011

Decking the halls already?

Absolutely, it is that time of year already to wrap Christmas presents!

Never heard of it? Click on the link and read all about the organization started by Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham.

The kids and I have had fun shopping for and preparing 10 boxes this year...5 girls, and 5 boys.

We found stuffed toys, toothbrushes, toothpastes, combs, lip glosses, play jewelry, balls, cars, dinosaurs, and lollis to fill these boxes. And they each have a Christmas card that says "Jesus Loves You," with a photo of one of the our kiddos. Monday night, we're having friends over, and the kids are all going to make cross necklaces to put in the boxes, too.

A couple nights ago, the biggest boys and I wrapped the boxes. Jacob even put in some Charlie Brown Christmas songs. This has to be the earliest I have ever listened to Christmas music!

Of course, we needed nurishment for all of this work...hence, the popcorn!

Tah-dah! 10 boxes...stuffed, wrapped, banded, and labeled.

And this is so cool...we could print off labels from the Samaritan's Purse website so we can track our boxes and know to which country they go!

There's still time to fill a shoebox as National Collection Week is not until Nov. 14-21., and there are drop-off locations all over the place. No doubt, there is one very close to your home. If you're interested in packing a shoe box, click HERE and you'll find all of the details.


Kam said...

We just did ours today! And it's so great to be able to track them! We've never done that online before...but we are this year so we can "see" where they go!

Jase takes our youth ministry to the OCC warehouse every November and they volunteer for a day. They love it...he always comes back so blessed.

Hope you and yours are well...we are, just busy! Paperchasing again! WooHoo!

ahusted said...

What a cool thing to do! Actually cool doesn't even come close!! AWESOME!!