One of my favourite parts of Christmas…besides the actual “giving” part…is my stocking!
Maybe I like little things…tiny treasures that you can keep to remember wonderful moments…items that someone picked out specifically for me…reaching deep in the toe for a fabulous treasure…my stocking, has always been my favourite.
When we were kids, Santa would stuff our stockings with the biggest Apples and Oranges along with jujubes shaped like bells and a great many delights. I cherished each item…savouring the moment.
Funny enough…my kids love their stockings too.
When filling a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child…that’s how it felt. That somewhere, in another country, not near as blessed as mine, a child may open this box full of goodies and feel the same warmth that I do when I reach deep in the toe of my stocking.
Yes, I added all the necessities…new brush and comb, panties, cloths, a small blanket and soap…some school supplies…but also, the silliness of play and fun…filled to the brim with stuffed toys and crafts as my mother would have filled mine…as I fill my children’s.
Operation Christmas Child has been operating for 22 seasons, bringing joy to so many children around the world. In 2013, 664,066 gift-filled shoeboxes were collected in Canada…with 10 million collected worldwide! The boxes are distributed to 100 countries on six continents.
While time is getting tight…it’s not too late! You can pack a shoe box online to send to a child by clicking right here.
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