Sunday, November 24, 2013

Teaching Kids to Help Others: Our Operation Christmas Child Boxes

Every year my husband and I try to come up with a variety of ideas for our kids to give back and help others.  We like to remind them, especially close to the holiday season, how fortunate they are to have so many wonderful blessings.  One of our favorite traditions has become our Operation Christmas Child boxes.  Our boys love to shop for these gifts and with the Dollar Sections at Target, Michaels and local Dollar Stores, it has become easier than ever to fill the boxes with a reasonable cost.  Of course, this also allows for us to fill more boxes each year!  

I love how our boys can select items that they would actually like themselves and choose the appropriate age level for the gifts.  

This is such a wonderful experience for our kids and one that you can easily start planning for next holiday season.  In fact, we start picking up items when we start shopping for school supplies as it has become a habit!  Hope you've enjoyed one of the ways we give back.  How does your family teach your kids to help others?


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