Packing Presents: OCC Blog Share

Packing Presents OCC Blog Share

Every year I try to create new meaningful Christmas traditions with my family and Conor. Today Conor and I put together our present for Operation Christmas Child and I think we both agree that we now would like to make it a yearly tradition. It’s something simple that reminds us to care for our brothers and sisters around the world and it makes such a impact on a child’s life.

Packing Presents: OCC Blog Share

I decided to pack my box for a 5-9 year old girl and I have to say it took me awhile to find just the right things for my box. While walking around Target I was a little disappointed because there were many parents that I passed in the toy aisles that used toys as a bribe to make their child stay quiet and behave in the store. I can’t imagine how many toys these children have at home that are untouched, I know that my little brother has piles of toys under his bed that he doesn’t touch. I hope that these parents are teaching their children to appreciate all that they have and to help others who may not have even the basic of things.

Packing Presents: OCC Blog Share

For my little girls present, I included:

  • Socks
  • Composition notebook
  • Pencils and sharpener
  • Pens
  • Coloring book
  • Pack of Crayons
  • Markers
  • Hair Ties
  • Two Sparkly Barrettes
  • Bracelets
  • Necklaces
  • Stuffed Animal Cow (Too adorable!!)
  • Jump Rope
  • Purple with Stars Hot Wheels Car
  • Toothbrush
  • Chapstick
  • Washcloth
  •  Bar Soap
  • A few other things

I tried to have a good mix of toys, school supplies and toiletries. I wish that I was able to pack a second box but we’re a little worried about how much traveling this holiday will cost us. I guess I could have bought more from the dollar store but I wanted the little girl to have things that would last a little longer. I also included a note from Conor and I, telling her how special she is and how it’s so important to study hard in school.

Packing Presents: OCC Blog Share

Please let me know what you included in your boxes or what new traditions you plan on creating this year!

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