she talked about teaching her young boys about the power of giving rather than receiving,
and it inspired me to get involved.
Following along with her idea, the boys and I looked up the Operation Christmas Child website,
Once I assured the oldest and my youngest boys that they wouldn't be giving away their toys
( obviously they are in need of this lesson )
We watched the videos of children receiving their gifts, and that really helped the kids understand how big an impact giving would have on these kids....
Together we decided that the gift would be for a boy in the 5-9yrs old category, and wrote out a list of items that would be nice to receive.
Once again inspired by a fellow Our Creative Spaces crafter
I made the pencil case she recently linked to here....
a great tutorial, and perfect to hold some school supplies
Next up was something to play with, so I made a car rollup
This proved itself to be very popular in this household
It was hard getting a photo without Lil Miss getting her little hands on it :)
Finally Mr B, who really was the most interested in the idea helped me wrap and pack the box....
Infact wrapping the box was the hardest part! Truly! Try wrapping a box with a attached hinge...nightmare ( well at least it was for me)
And at the end of the day....did the boys learn anything?
Well I should have known my naturally compassionate Mr B would.....as for the other two?
We're working on it!
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