February 6, 2016

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 2/6/2016

I am having a slow start this year to my Operation Christmas Child shoebox stockpile.  But every little bit helps to pack more boxes.  Shopping year round makes it possible to pack more by buying items on sale.

Toothpaste and Candy no longer allowed in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
I was able to get these two items at CVS for $0.99 and get $0.75 ECB back (details here on my other blog).  UPDATE 2017:  candy and toothpaste is no longer allowed to be packed in an Operation Christmas Child shoebox.

I was grateful that both had dates out far enough to be able to send next year! 

While organizing our office I found these extra binder pen holders.  I thought they'd be great to hold items in a shoebox. 

While getting ready to write for A Month of Letters Challenge, my sister found some paper she didn't think she'd use, so off to the shoebox it goes, will be great for my Stationary Kits. (if the first page is too wrinkled on that one pad, I'll remove it)

My mom & sister crocheted 4 Joy with Purpose's Aunt Ida Hats and attached the "Hand Made with Love tags" they designed.

Spent from shoebox packing budget: $0

Spent from gift cards earned or won online: $0.40

Added to stockpile:
  • 1 Tube Toothpaste
  • 1 candy
  • 3 pencil bags
  • 2 decorative papers 
  • 4 hats
Wondering the best type of box to pack in?  Check out our post:  What Type of Box to Use for Operation Christmas Child.

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