operation christmas child

operation christmas child 2012 {the power of a simple gift}

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It has always been important to us to teach our kids to appreciate what they have and to give to others who have less, but it seems like that lesson is so easily lost.  This year, in the wake of our big toy purge, we are even more committed to making this holiday season about giving [...]

operation christmas child 2011 {filling our boxes}

This week is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child which means you have until Friday to get your boxes filled and dropped off (if you haven't already!) Princess and I spent some time this past week getting our boxes ready to go.  We had such a fun time doing it--she was even more into [...]

Operation Christmas Child 2011 {& giveaway}

One of the very coolest things about using coupons (besides saving crazy amounts of money on groceries) is being able to give back and donate to charity.  I'm sure those of you who have an abundant stockpile built up probably already donate a lot to local food banks and shelters, and hopefully those of you [...]

Operation Christmas Child: Finishing our Boxes

Yesterday Princess and I finished up our boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  This week is National Collection Week and from now through the 22nd, drop-off stations around the country are accepting box donations.  It is such an amazing charity, and I feel so lucky to be able to participate this year. It was especially neat [...]

Holiday Cheer (and Operation Christmas Child Update)

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means the holiday season has [practically] arrived! As you have probably already figured out, I am a total sucker for all things holiday related, which means that I am SO excited to announce that beginning November 10th, Living Well, Spending less will be celebrating 30 days of holiday [...]

Operation Christmas Child: Challenge and a Giveaway

I'll admit it, I am a holiday addict.  You give me a holiday, and I'll give you an excuse to go overboard.  Valentine's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween....I love them all.  But the winter holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, those are my favorites.  So it should come as no surprise that I've got a few [...]