April 30, 2018

Butterfly Themed Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxs for a Girls

I wanted to share a couple butterfly themed shoeboxes I packed for Operation Christmas Child.  A couple years ago I realized I'd ended up with a lot of "butterfly" items, and as I have an aunt who likes butterflies, I decided to make one in her honor, and included a photo of us together and in the recipient letter I told them I picked things I thought my aunt would have liked at their age.  This year I had so much stuff, I ended up making two butterfly boxes.  One for a 2-4 year old girl:

and one for a 10-14 year old girl:

When I do a themed Operation Christmas Child shoebox, what that means to me is while I stick to my normal list of things to include, I try to find versions of those items that fit the theme.  I may add an extra unique item or two, but on the whole it's the same list, just different types.  My basic list for those interested is:
  • Hygiene supplies (soap & casetoothbrush & case; washcloth; comb)
  • School supplies (lined paper, pens, pencils, sharpener, eraser, ruler, etc.)
  • Art supplies (crayons, watercolors, and/or colored pencils; plain paper and/or coloring book; stickers, etc.)
  • Ball
  • Stuffed Animal
  • Toy
  • Game
  • Something to wear
  • Whistle
  • Some sort of container (maybe a bag or tin)
  • And a family photo

For more ideas/fun boxes, check out other shoeboxes we packed for girls or our themed boxes

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