February 8, 2016

Our Month of Operation Christmas Child ~ January 2016

Just thought I'd share some photos of what's been happening around here related to Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in January, many of them have been on our Facebook page or other posts, but here's what we've been up to this month.

We got a good deal on these chess games for Dad's 10-14 year old boy boxes.  Since checkers is a simpler and more universal game than chess, we decided to try to give them the option of using the boards for checkers as well.  The smaller game we gave buttons for the larger game we gave poker chips.

We bought some balls on clearance, and some said "Naughty" didn't really want to send that to kids, so managed to cut it off.

Mom & I got started on our penguin themed boxes (to see inside the tins and cups-check out my post on "nesting")

We also worked on our snowman themed ones, there's still a lot that needs added, and packaging removed, but it's a good start.

Finally tallied and organized the post-Christmas shopping:

Made dinosaur play sets in eggs from a big bottle of figures I got on clearance

We've been doing some spring cleaning/trimming down of our possessions and found some things we didn't need that'd be good for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes:

What's been the highlight of January for your OCC shoeboxes?

Every Saturday Sarah shares what we have added to our stockpile.  You can see them all here:  Adding to Our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Stockpile.

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