Monday, January 7, 2008
I had a friend offer me a couple small toys the other day for my grandkids. There was a small teddy bear, a ginormous pencil, and another small toy. My grandkids received so many gifts for Christmas, they really didn't need anything else, so here's the suggestion I made to her:
Throughout the year we come across small items such as these on almost a monthly basis. It's not uncommon for us to find items left behind in our storage units, or to find brand new toys at garage sales. I have a trunk in the back of my closet that I began storing things in this fall. At Christmas time our church participates in Operation Christmas Child and I was able to put quite a few things I already had into two different shoeboxes. Another item I read about including is soap bars and I must have at least a half dozen bars I've brought home from hotels. My plan this year is to just keep adding to my trunk throughout the year, so that next year at Christmas I can do even more shoeboxes.
They seemed to think it was a good idea.