{serve} operation christmas child

Every year around this time, we like to take a shopping trip with other kids in mind. We pick out fun hot wheels cars, just the right toothbrush and toothpaste, and this year -- patterned duct tape. :)

It's a fun way to give. And because we donated the shipping costs online, we'll be able to follow our boxes and find out which country they end up in. Last year our boxes went to the Philippines.
It's easy -- fill a box or rubbermaid container with age-appropriate toys and personal items, donate shipping costs and print a label, then drop off your box at a collection center next week {November 12-19}. Click here for more detailed instructions.

I just love hearing these stories of gifts received and lives changed forever. Visit Mongolia and see the children's faces.

Have you started this Christmas tradition with your kids? What are their favorite things to give?