For some people they can only dream of such things. There are children in this world including the uk, that wake up on Christmas morning without a tree or presents or even parents for that matter. Children who have had a hard short life through no fault of their own. There is a way to help some of those children to have Christmas cheer (and boost your karma) and it all starts with a simple shoe box.
The Operation Christmas Child is run by the Samaritans Purse charity, they collect shoe boxes full of toys, sweets, school and hygiene supplies from the general pupic and distribute them around the world to less fortunate children. For the last 2 years I have been donating shoe boxes. I thought maybe in the spirit of Christmas whether you are religious or not ( I don't really know where I stand on that matter) you might find it fun to help out too. Normally I have only made up one box at a time but this year seeing as I bought most of the girls things in the January sale I thought I would attempt a box for a boy too.
These are the boxes I wrapped and what I put in them.
All gifts came from; Accessorize, Boots, Bentalls, The works, Primark, Waitrose, Tescos, Paperchase and sainsburys. ( could be all done from one or two shops!)
Now that I have wraped and filled the boxes with my gifts I will drop them off at my local collection point. Seriously wish I didn't have to say goodbye to the beautiful wolf! All the information on creating shoe box gifts can be found HERE. There is still time to make your own if you feel like it, the drop off deadline is the 18th November.
wow is a beautiful detail to other children, and a great idea too!ReplyDelete
I've been wanting to do this, its honestly one of the best ways to help those in need and its so much fun making them! You've definitely inspired me xReplyDelete
This this is such an awesome idea, it will really make somebody's day!ReplyDelete
After seeing this post I've been manically ransacking the house to make one! Great idea for a post. ThanksReplyDelete
for the idea.