Operation Christmas Child

(Disclosure:  I received a Veggie Tale: Operation Christmas Child promotion kit in order to facilitate this post.  All opinions shared are my own.)


I know that there are people that take Christmas for granted.  They want the newest and hottest items.  They want lots of presents under their trees.  There are also a lot of children who do not get anything at all for Christmas that would love to just be able to open one gift.  Operation Christmas Child is making that happen for children all around the world.  This year, they have teamed up with Veggie Tales to promote the Operation Christmas Child campaign.

To celebrate their 20th anniversaries, Operation Christmas Child and Veggie Tales have teamed up to let kids around the world know that they are special and loved by God.  Just as the new Veggie Tales movie Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas reminds us that the true meaning of Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ, shoebox gifts demonstrate God's love in a tangible way and serve as an example of His greatest gift to us.

Operation Christmas Child fact:

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God's love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.  Samaritan's Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.

The national shoebox collection week is November 18-25th

Packing a shoebox is really easy.  I'm sure everyone has at least one shoebox taking up room somewhere in their house.  Take that box and fill it up with small toys, shoe supplies, stickers etc.  You can choose if you want to pack for a boy or a girl and you can choose an age range for your box.  That is it!  Take it with a $7 donation (to help with shipping) to your local drop off center and your done.

Watch Bob and Larry explain how to pack a box.

So that is it!  I cannot wait for Sunday to show this movie to the children at church and get them to fill a box!  Teaching the children that Christmas is not about getting, it is about giving and I am excited to teach them this important lesson!

How do you teach your children the importance of giving?