Shoe Boxes: Samaritan's Purse - I'm sure you have tons of these things in your home. I even have some stuffed with crayons. Samaritan's Purse asks that you take your old shoe boxes and fill them with goodies for kiddos. They show you how, give you a list of items to pack, and labels. This is such a cool and fun thing for the kiddos to do with you. My oldest had a blast picking everything out for "his boy" last year. You can even decorate the shoe box to take it to the next level. Fun. Fun. Fun.
This could possibly be the best Reduce, Reuse, Recycle post I've ever done. It feels so good to give, I don't know why I don't do it more often. Here's one more idea for you. If you have littles, have you ever thought about reducing the number of gifts they get over the holidays? We are starting a new tradition this year: 3 gifts each. The three wise men brought Jesus one gift each and so 3 gifts will be received by our boys along with the story of our Savior's birth. We've already begun prepping our oldest for this reduction!
How about you? What's your favorite donation of the holiday season? xo