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Packing Teddy Bears ~ I Couldn't Resist for my Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Could you resist these sweet bears?  I had won a Kohl's Gift Card from a blog giveaway and while shopping online for my Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, I saw these Kohl's Cares Bears on sale for just $2.50. I knew they were a little big and messaged a friend who I knew had seen some of these and asked if she thought they were too big for a shoe box.  Yes, she did.  But they were so cute!

And really they would be free and well, I just couldn't resist.  Surely since the original price is only $5 they couldn't be THAT big.  So I added just one to my order...my first order that is.  I just had to test him out.

Kohls Cares Bear for OCC shoe box
I added the blue bow.  I hope to decorate each a different way for each box.

He is so soft and cuddly and squishy! That's it!  He is squishy!  We all know that is a good thing when packing shoeboxes.  I squeezed him into half of a Reebok
shoebox that is about the size of the OCC GO boxes.  I can easily squeeze a few small things around him and then fill the second half of the box.  Perfect for a 2 to 4 year old!

Soooo, on my second order I added five more (which was enough to bring my total up to free shipping).  You see, I kept seeing images of little ones cuddling slightly large stuffed animals from their shoeboxes and they looked so perfectly happy that I always wanted to include one.  But they were too expensive or took up too much room.  But these from Kohl's are perfect!  I won't be surprised if I order more...as I still have a balance on my gift card.

And just wait till you see my first dress for 2015!  This bear is a perfect match!

You can read our post Why We Include a Stuffed Animal in Each of Our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes if you are interested.


Anonymous said...

Put him in a gallon ziploc. Almost close it, then roll him up, squishing out all his air, then close the bag. Then rubberband the ziploc to keep it small and tight. We got several bigger lovies in that way this year.

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Great Idea! Thanks. I just love seeing those pictures of the little ones with big lovies.

Janet said...

You are making happiness in the world. Thank you for that.

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Thank you for those words of encouragement, Janet.

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