We have always wrapped our shoe boxes for our Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts. I always evaluate everything I spend time and money on. Especially when it comes to my shoe boxes: am I spending my time & money on the best things for my shoe boxes. Wrapping them is no different.
It does take time and money to do it, tho not much in the scheme of the complete shoe box. Yet what could I do for the shoe box child if I didn't wrap them? Include one more small item with the money I save? Craft another item with the time I save? But the bright paper and fun designs surely will brighten the child's day -- even if only for a moment, before they possibly rip it off when opening.
As you can see from this image I have compromised. I wrap the lid only. This way I reduce my expense of time and money by half and the child still receives a brightly colored box wrapped with love.
Do you wrap your boxes? Do you find yourself evaluating everything you do? I think I need tips on how to kick back and enjoy the process!