Since some of you have been kind enough to support my endeavours with the Operation Christmas Child boxes, I thought you might like to see the almost-finished results!
We have got the official boxes this year - they arrived flat and the YFG had a merry hour one night whilst I was working, and she folded and slotted 25 of them together for me.
I've had a lot of the bits and bobs that we are putting in them sitting around for a while, and it has been a relief to start getting the boxes packed tonight!
So, if we open the lid, we have a fairly typical assortment of things in this box for a 5-9 year old girl.
There's a hat and scarf which the FH's cousin's wife knitted with some wool that UJ brought me. He found it in his loft, which means that it must date from my mum's crocheting days - and she died in 1998, so it is time it was used!
There is a wee packet of sweets, a couple of hair clips, a stuffed toy, a card game, a notepad, and a sealed bag with 2 biros, 2 pencils, a rubber and a sharpener and a packet of pencil crayons. We can't run to pencil cases but I thought that the children might appreciate a grip lock bag to keep their bits together in.
All that will be added tomorrow will be the toiletry pack - a flannel, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste. I am waiting for a friend to bring the flannels in the morning!
We are so very nearly there, and then they can be delivered to the local church in town which is organising the collection this year.