After hearing much twittering and whispering about Santa Shoebox’s over the last few years, this year I finally got around to finding out more about this initiative and was so moved by what they do that I decided to pledge a couple of shoebox’s.
This past weekend I headed off to the shops to purchase the goodies on the shopping list. It was a very humbling experience. It’s Ava’s birthday in December and as Christmas/Birthday presents Walter and I had been throwing around idea’s like iPad’s, portable DVD players, trikes, doll houses, out door play equipment and here I was shopping for Christmas gifts for 2 little girls just a couple of years older than Ava and their gift requirements included things like tooth brushes, toothpaste and soap.
What started out as being a charitable effort really turned into a labour of love for these 2 little girls and instead of hap hazardley throwing some goodies in a box, I, like I’m sure all Santa Shoebox contributors, spent hours agonizing over every little detail of the box, from how to decorate it to what to pack.
I hope that they love what I have packed for them. One of them is 4 and the other is 5 and I went with real girly themed boxes for them, stocked with little girls make up, lip glosses, sunglasses, anything and everything I could find that was pink, fluffy & sparkly, a couple of T-shirts, a pretty dress each, some cute pantie packs and all things Hello Kitty, along with the other required items of soap, face cloth, tooth brush, toothpaste, educational supplies and sweets.
I’m really pleased with the end results and hope they will love it and that it will bring them a little Christmas cheer.
II’m also super chuffed to see that they achieved their target of Christmas boxes for 70 233 children and I’ll definitely be pledging boxes next year again!