I received a Veggie Tales viewing party box and Merry Larry Christmas DVD from Samaritan's Purse. All other expenses and opinions are my own.
Operation Christmas Child has teamed up with Veggie Tales to let kids around the world know they are loved by God. They also want to remind families that "Christmas shines bright and true
when you give the love God gave to you!" and teach little ones the importance of giving this holiday.
This past weekend I hosted an Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing party with some friends (the same day as our Lego Duplo House Party, but more about that to come).
I invited several families to enjoy some food & fun and pack shoe boxes for kids in need. I had shoe boxes ready, purchased items for our own (a 2-4 year old girl), and asked people to bring items to pack with us. Not everyone was able to come or participate, but we did get 2 shoe boxes completed.
The Attic Baby didn't quite understand that these items were for someone else (we are working on that), but she enjoyed packing a shoebox with her best buddy (and was very proud when we dropped them off this week and she got an "I packed a Shoebox sticker").
I totally forgot to get a group shot in front of the movie poster, but little miss didn't mind posing for one.
One of the other highlights of our party was watching Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas. Veggie Tales has been a long time favorite in our home since my son was little. The message of this video encouraged all of us to think about the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just about the fun traditions and all the presents we receive. It's about sharing God's love with others because after all, He gave us the perfect gift!
The DVD featured Si Robertson of Duck Commander as the narrator and had some great music to sing along to. The kiddos loved watching Veggies on mall segways and the Toby Mac & Owl Street song at the end had little miss dancing! But best of all, it was a touching story about a little girl whose only Christmas wish was to help out a neighbor for Christmas. It spoke to those little hearts & I know as they grow older, they will develop a heart for service.
This week Nov. 18-22 is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. It's not too late to pack a shoebox and get it dropped off!
Check out these helpful tips on how to pack a shoebox from Bob & Larry:
Click here for drop off locations near you.
Want to Buy Merry Larry & The True Light of Christmas?
Click here for a $3 coupon courtesy of Operation Christmas Child.