Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Inspired to Give

Recently I read this post here by Miriam from Make it Give it....
she talked about teaching her young boys about the power of giving rather than receiving,
and it inspired me to get involved.

Following along with her idea, the boys and I looked up the Operation Christmas Child website, 
Once I assured the oldest and my youngest boys that they wouldn't be giving away their toys 
( obviously they are in need of this lesson ) 
We watched the videos of children receiving their gifts, and that really helped the kids understand how big an impact giving would have on these kids....

Together we decided that the gift would be for a boy in the 5-9yrs old category, and wrote out a list of items that would be nice to receive.

Once again inspired by a fellow Our Creative Spaces crafter 
I made the pencil case she recently linked to here.... 
a great tutorial, and perfect to hold some school supplies

Next up was something to play with, so I made a car rollup

This proved itself to be very popular in this household

 It was hard getting a photo without Lil Miss getting her little hands on it :)

Finally Mr B, who really was the most interested in the idea helped me wrap and pack the box....
Infact wrapping the box was the hardest part! Truly! Try wrapping a box with a attached hinge...nightmare ( well at least it was for me)

And at the end of the day....did the boys learn anything? 
Well I should have known my naturally compassionate Mr B would.....as for the other two? 
We're working on it!

Joining in with Our Creative Spaces


Miriam said...Best Blogger Tips

awesome. That car roll is an amazing gift. My wee one would love one of those!

Widge said...Best Blogger Tips

love it! was an awesome looking box you've made up :)

Cat said...Best Blogger Tips

FANTASTIC box you've made up there! LOVING that car roll!

Max said...Best Blogger Tips

a car roll-thats fantastic! i was the recipient of a similar christmas gift when i was a little kid (during the miners strike in the uk in the early 80's) so i feel well qualified to tell you that it's a great thing you've done, for that kid, and yours x

Fay said...Best Blogger Tips

Love the pencil case and that car roll is awesome!

My Handmadehappiness said...Best Blogger Tips

WoW what a lovely thing to do and what a fantastic car roll!!

Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

awesome box! Love the gorgeous goodies you included.

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