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Operation Christmas Child: My 2017 Shoeboxes went to…

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 26, 2017 · 0 comments

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It’s that time!  Time to see where your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox gifts ended up. Thanks to the Follow Your Box online donation option, you can “follow your box”.  If you used the online donation, go here to enter your email address or tracking code and if your boxes have been shipped (most have but it …

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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Update for 2017

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 23, 2017 · 0 comments

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Summer is barely here but before we know it, it will be time to put our shoeboxes together for Operation Christmas Child! There are a couple of important updates for 2017 that you need to be aware of: Toothpaste and Candy will no longer be allowed in boxes. This is due to shipping and customs issues.   …

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Operation Christmas Child: My 2016 Shoeboxes went to…

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 25, 2016 · 0 comments

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I feel like the email came early this year!  Sometimes it’s well after Christmas before I find out.  But this time I knew a week before Christmas! Thanks to the Follow Your Box online donation option, you can find out where your gifts ended up. Ours was very interesting this year!  Bug and I forgot how many …

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Operation Christmas Child: Our 2015 Shoe Boxes went to…..

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 27, 2015 · 1 comment

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On Christmas morning after all the presents had been unwrapped, opened, and assembled, I collapsed on the couch (we had been up since 5:30am!) and I checked my email on my phone.   I’m glad I did because I had three emails that were the best Christmas present!  They were email updates about where our 11 Operation Christmas …

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Operation Christmas Child | Our ELEVEN Boxes packed for 2015

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 13, 2015 · 0 comments

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We did it!  We beat our record of 10 boxes from 2013 – we packed ELEVEN boxes this year for Operation Christmas Child!  Bug loved that the stack of boxes were taller than him (and that I let him sit on the table for the picture). Here a picture of all the stuff before we packed it: A few …

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Operation Christmas Child Box 2-4 Year Old Boy Box

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 12, 2015 · 0 comments

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This is probably my favorite 2-4 Boy box I’ve ever packed for Operation Christmas child.  To me, the 2-4 boxes are the hardest to pack because there is SO much difference between a 2 year old and 4 year old.   I think I’ve found a good balance but I do hope the little boy that gets …

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Operation Christmas Child Box 2-4 Year Old Girl Box

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 11, 2015 · 0 comments

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This box is so simple but it’s probably my favorite 2-4 Girl box I’ve ever packed for Operation Christmas child.  I think it’s all the pink – it looks bright and cheerful when you open it.  I hope the little girl that gets this box is 3 years old.  I think it’s just perfect for …

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Operation Christmas Child Box 5-9 Year Old Boy Boxes

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 10, 2015 · 0 comments

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This is Bug’s box.  I let him have control over a box this year from picking what goes inside to actually putting it all in there.  He even included a letter that he wrote!   I love it, it was very sweet.  And he gave the bear a hug before he put it in. He packed …

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5 Things Every Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Needs (+ a few good suggestions)

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 10, 2015

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Are you packing your boxes for Operation Christmas Child?  Here are 5 things EVERY shoebox needs to have.  Plus some extra suggestions if you have the space. Remember, you are packing a shoebox for a child that likely has next to nothing – not even things we would consider basic necessities.  Please, please, please don’t pack …

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It’s time to start packing your boxes for Operation Christmas Child!  If you’re like me, you shop all year long for freebies, great deals, trinkets and what not to use in your boxes.  What you see spread out on my dining room table in the picture above is just a portion of what I collected …

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It’s time to start packing your boxes for Operation Christmas Child!  If you’re like me, you shop all year long for freebies, great deals, trinkets and what not to use in your boxes.  What you see spread out on my dining room table in the picture above is just a portion of what I collected …

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Operation Christmas Child: My 2013 Shoe Boxes went to…..

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 23, 2014 · 0 comments

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I got an email a few days before Christmas that really made me happy! I’d been waiting almost a month to get it.  It was an email update about where my Operation Christmas Child boxes went.  Thanks to the Follow Your Box online donation option, you can find out where your gifts ended up.  Last …

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Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week 11/18-11/25

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 7, 2013 · 0 comments

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This is a post about packing our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in 2013. The dates for 2015 Collection Week are 11/16 to 11/21.   It’s time to start packing your boxes for Operation Christmas Child!  If you’re like me, you shop all year long for freebies, great deals, trinkets and what not to use in your …

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The holidays will be sneaking up on us before we know it. This Christmas, remind your family that “Christmas shines bright and true when you give the love God gave to you!”  Teach children to give through a VeggieTales-themed packing party! For more information on how to pack a shoebox or how to have a …

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Animal Finger Puppets Set $2.49 SHIPPED | Great Summer Busy Box or Car Trip Toy

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 15, 2013 · 0 comments

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Look how cute! These Animal Finger Puppets (10 total) are just $2.49 SHIPPED!! What to do with your puppets? This would be a great toy to put in what we call in our house “busy boxes” – small bins of special toys that we only get out on rainy days or days where we need something …

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Animal Finger Puppets Set $2.78 SHIPPED | Great Summer Busy Box or Car Trip Toy

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 13, 2013 · 0 comments

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Look how cute! These Animal Finger Puppets (10 total) are just $2.78 SHIPPED!! What to do with your puppets? This would be a great toy to put in what we call in our house “busy boxes” – small bins of special toys that we only get out on rainy days or days where we need something …

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Operation Christmas Child: My Shoe Boxes went to…..

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 2, 2013 · 0 comments

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I got a couple emails a few days before Christmas that really made me happy! I’d been waiting almost a month to get them.  They were emails about where my Operation Christmas Child boxes went.  Thanks to the Follow Your Box online donation option, you can find out where your gifts ended up.  Last year, …

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Operation Christmas Child | Collection Week, Build a Box Online and 100 Million Boxes Given It’s National Collection week for Operation Christmas Child and all around the country boxes are being collected, boxed up, loaded on to trucks to eventually be put on airplanes and sent all around the world! This year, Operation Christmas Child expects to …

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Operation Christmas Child Box Packed | Another 5-9 Year Old Boy Box

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 4, 2012 · 0 comments

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This is my second 5-9 year old boy box.  I’m so excited because this year, I’ve exceeded my goal of six shoeboxes packed!  I usually pack on box for each category but this year I’m going more.  This is actually my eighth box packed over all! My son has a subscription to Highlights High Five magazine …

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Operation Christmas Child Box Packed | Another 10-14 Year Old Girl Box

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 2, 2012 · 2 comments

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Here’s is the second 10-14 year old girl box I’ve packed for this year.  (You can see the first one here).  I have exceeded my goal of 6 boxes packed this year!    This is my 7th box! It has the hygiene items that every box gets (soap, washcloth, toothbrushes, toothpaste) and because it’s for the older …

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