We spent last Sunday night packing up boxes for "Operation Christmas Child". This year we decided to send three boxes. Each of the girls got to do one. We prepare for this all year long, picking up things along the way. When school supplies go on sale, we pick up extra. So much care and thought goes into packing these. Their little hands examining each item and wondering if it will be liked. I dare you to watch the video at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/. The fastforward like clips of the family carving a turkey in America and then the little one eating what appears to be garbage breaks my heart. The things we send aren't expensive, just items my kids would normally play with a few minutes and then forget about. They each drew a picture then closed up the box. Done for another year. We are already talking about next year. Hoping this brings joy to a few children this Christmas.