String Bean and I spent some time this afternoon getting her shoe box ready for Operation Christmas Child. I think this will become an annual tradition for our family.
We took a walk to Walgreens and grabbed a basket to put all our treasures in. Among our treasures were a tiara, necklace, toothpaste, 2 toothbrushes, a small Christmas tin with hair accessories, 2 tubes of "lipstick" (flavored chap stick), sunglasses, a small plush panda, a Christmas pencil with a large eraser, a bar of soap, and over a pound of starlight mints.
(I vetoed the WD-40 she insisted on putting in our basket!)
After packing our box, String Bean was playing and found some balls and little Christmas-y figurines that our friend Connie gave her at church today. She chose one of the balls and one of the figures to put in the box. She's already learning to share!
This is the final week for dropping off your shoe boxes! Be sure to check the site and see where your local drop off points are and ideas for what to include in your box.