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Why Operation Christmas Child?

So, last week, I shared with you about Operation Christmas Child and some ideas for things to pack in your shoeboxes.  But, why?  Why does it matter? When I first learned about Operation Christmas Child, I thought it was a very easy thing to get involved with at...

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OCC Shoebox Packing Tips | Packing Party Ideas

So, one of the most fun things related to Operation Christmas Child is hosting a packing party. I've been on the receiving and planning end of this and its so fun. You can do this if you are setting up your items at home, with a small group, or even for your whole...

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OCC Shoebox Packing Tips | 10-14yr old girl

My last set of ideas come today for girls aged 10-14.  I know I skipped the babies. Maybe after next year I'll have better ideas for the 2-4 year olds! Items for Girls 10-14 Coin purse – not sure – found them randomly on sale at Target $.97 or $1.94. This is an...

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OCC Shoebox Packing Tip | 10-14 yr boy

As promised, this week I want to share some ideas of things I collected throughout the year to put in my Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Today, we tackle the 10-14 year old boy box. I have no idea which group gets the least number of boxes, but I would assume...

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OCC Shoebox Packing tips | Getting Started

One of my favorite things to do all year long is gather items for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Now that I've been doing it for several years, I've kind a put a stipulation on myself that I cant spend more than $1 on anything. It really is amazing when you...

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tis the season

The weather got cool this week. The afternoon sun is perfection. My yard is covered with leaves and the colors they are a changing. All that means is when I'm on Pinterest and I see anything pumpkin, my eyeballs turn to hearts and I get all googly eyed!!! Such was...

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Grandma Shirley’s Chocolate Pie | Foodie Friday

So, I figured out pretty quickly that pie was the quickest way to Mr. McKinney’s heart. And more specifically his mama/Grandma’s chocolate pie.  Its makes an appearance at every holiday, birthday, or when he is home and just says, “mom, I think pie would be really...

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