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Packing day is coming soon and it's time to start wrapping up your Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes!  But before you close the lid, be sure to put in a personal letter to the child who will receive it.  You've spent all year thinking about this child.  Buying him presents, and praying prayers over him and his treasures.  Let him know how much you care by including a letter, family picture, and an address he can write back to.  

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12 Months of Christmas, September: Shoeboxes | Higdons' Happy Home

This month we're going to focus on something you may not have given much thought to--the shoeboxes themselves!  Your shoebox isn't just a shipping container for all the items you've collected this year.  It is a treasure box for the child who receives it.  So why not take the time to make it something extra special?  Here are some things other bloggers have done with their shoeboxes.

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So, if you have been following the 12 Months of Christmas you may remember that back in March I challenged everyone to collect "wearables".  This month I want to bring the wearables back--with a twist!

I have been moved by different posts I've seen from Samaritan's Purse about children showing up to receive a shoebox with worn-out shoes or no shoes at all!  Take a look and see what I mean.

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Daddy | Higdons' Happy Home

There are all sorts of males in this world. There are great leaders, doctors, teachers, police, fire men, and professionals. They are outstanding in their perspective fields but is that all? It takes a Man to be a DADDY. Most males have the ability to make children but it takes a true man to be a DADDY.

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