Christmas traditions: Operation Christmas Child

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Every Christmas growing up my family packed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. I knew before I got married that I wanted to carry this tradition over into my own family. So now my husband and I have started this tradition. It feels so great to shop for children and imagine how happy they will be on Christmas morning when they open their shoe box.

It's amazing how much you can squeeze into a shoe box. We always make sure to include fun games and toys but also important items that they may not have like a toothbrush and toothpaste. This year we even included a set of pajamas! I encourage you to partake in this tradition with me next year! For more information click here.

What is one of your favorite Christmas traditions?!

Linking up with Jenn and Jessi


  1. That is such a great tradition and a beautiful way to start the holiday season!! Happy Thanksgiving girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. What a great tradition and an incredible way to give during this season! You totally inspired me to do something like this!
    Happy Thanksgiving, friend!!

  3. We did this this year! It was so much fun shopping for someone else. Felt so good to know that someone would open and be so thankful! We got a tracking number so we can't wait to see where it ends up!

  4. This is the sweetest box! I love it! I love the mini-wet brush! Whichever little girl gets that is going to think it's great... my girls love theirs! We do OCC every year too. :)

  5. oh my gosh i love this! i would just be so elated to receive one of those boxes as a child. fantastic, girly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. This is amazing! What a warm heart you have!

  7. Such a great tradition! I love helping those in need especially around the holidays and especially children too so they can at least try to enjoy it like everyone else.

  8. LOVE! Way to go! Hope ya'll have a fabulous Thanksgiving! Thanks for linking up today! xo

  9. Such a wonderful tradition! My mom still makes these every year, and I love hearing about all the children who's lives are touched by everyone's generosity.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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