September 1, 2014
From Ghost to Snowman: A Transformation for an Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Gift
My daughter found a basketful of Beanie Babies at a Hospice Thrift Store and picked them up for me. They were just 25 cents each if she bought them all (a major find for us). One of them was a ghost. I didn't feel he was appropriate for a shoe box so I gave him a make over -- "Let It Snow!" I'll add other Snowman themed gifts, too. I also plan to crochet a scarf and hat to match his.
Mary, at Clip With Purpose did the same thing with some witch dolls she was given.
So if you receive a donation of an item that you don't feel is appropriate to include, see if there is a way to make it work by giving it a makeover.
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