Friday, September 30, 2011

Superstore- School Supply Markdowns.

Superstore marked down their school supplies!
Media and other brand
Star stickers .44 cents
8 pack of boys erasers .44 cents
Girls erasers .44 cents
Ruler .44 cents
Pencil Crayons .44 cents
6 pack of pencils .44 cents
Crystal pack of pens .44 cents
Notepads .44 cents
Paperclips .44 cents
My Superstore had a large variety and I know I forgot some items.

Joe Brand- blk pens .44 cents
                  correction tape .44 cents
                  tape runner .44
                  pencil cases .94 cents
                  rulers - .24 cents to .74 cents
                 6 pack of erasers .34 cents
The Best deal I found was 5 pack of erasers for .24 cents 

Hasbro Travel games marked down to $2.94.

Have a Great weekend!

Printable Labels

When packing multiple boxes, printing one label at a time,
can be time consuming and wastes alot of paper.
Here are multiple labels that can be saved and printed.
Click on the picture with the right about of labels.
The right click to save to your computer and print.
You can also photocopy them once you have one printed.
Black and White labels are acceptable.
Happy Packing!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Juan's story

This video touched me deeply. 
Imagine everyday picking thru garbage.
The smell, the flies.
This is why I pack shoe boxes. 
So little children, like this, in seemingly hopeless situations,
can learn about Jesus.
A God who loves them no matter what their situation.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shoppers Drug Mart and Canadian Tire- pencils

Canadian Tire and Shoppers Drug Mart have a 10 pack of pencils for .75 cents.

Canadian Tire- plastic shoe boxes

Sorry I meant to post this sooner.
Canadian Tire has special buy on Omni  plastic shoe boxes this week,
well until tomorrow.
8 boxes for  $11.99
And last weekend if you spent $50.00 you received a $10.00 gift card.
(Again I meant to post this but I was gone all weekend)
So today I used my $10.00 gift card and found some
Canadian Tire money in my vehicle.
So in the end I paid .68 cents for 8 containers.
That made my day:)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

OCC kick off -Winnipeg

I apologize for this taking so long to post.

Sept I had the opportunity to attend the OCC kick off in Winnipeg.
This was the first time they held an event like this.
It was in conjunction with Rock the River.
I loved how they had the stage decorated.
We are going to use the shoe box tree idea in our church this year.

Izabella McMillion was the speaker.
She was one of the first shoe box recipients.
She grew up in Romania and has an amazing testimony. They grew up very poor.
During that time the stores did not have food on the shelves.  They had big books.  And in those books they wrote down what you took from the store.  The government kept track of their every move.
They were taught that when you see a crowd running you follow them, even if you didn't know why they were running.  Often it meant food had arrived.  One time they followed the crowd and they realized bananas had arrived.  They'd never had bananas.  But they stood in line for 27 hours to receive a banana for each of them.  And then they were grass green.  When they got home their parents said they couldn't eat it yet because they had to turn yellow.  So everyday they stood on a chair and waited for those bananas to turn color.  While her parents both worked they were taught to tend for themselves.  Not because her parents were neglectful.  But because it was the only way they could survive.

One day her and her brother found a Bible in their floor. When they told their parents they told them to put it back and never talk about it again. They could have been killed for having a bible in their house.
But her and her brother kept reading it when their parents weren't home. They were invited to a church, where they had scheduled times to arrive, so that they didn't draw attention to the house where they were told a Bible story. She eventually realized that the stories that were told at church were the same stories that were in the Bible her and her brother were reading. 

She had one prayer that was for snow. In the years that followed there was a revolution. When she was 13 they saw people running so they followed the crowd.  This time big trucks rolled in.  Some of the crowd left fearing there would be gunmen in the back of the truck.  But they got into the crowd which was excited to see what was in the trucks.  So they waited.  And there she received a shoe box.  And inside she received this.

       A snow globe!  She couldn't believe it.  God had answered her prayer.  She brought along the snow globe which she received when she was young.
She now lives in the states and is a teacher and every year they pack more and more boxes.
The video below is a short video from her.
It was a pleasure to meet Izabella.  She is beautiful inside and out.
I also had the opportunity to meet Ben Silcox, from Operation Christmas child.
His love of God is so evident in his life.
It was an encouragine, inspiring afternoon.
Thank you OCC Canada for a great kick off.

If you ever have the opportunity to attend a kick off or hear the story of a shoe box recipient.
I encourage you attend!

NOTE:  Snow globe are NOT allowed in shoe boxes.

DIY projects- headband and finger puppets.

This weekend I went to a womens retreat.  One of the activities was this cute headband we made.  Right away I knew I was going to add it to my box.  I imagine a girl, never having received anything beautiful in her life. Opening it and touching it ever so carefully.
All you need is a piece of lace a little longer than your head, so that you are able to tie it.
I threaded a smaller peace of ribbon thru the small openings.
The flower made up of small hearts. 
Fold your fabric or organza in an accordian and then cut one heart.
Place your hearts overlapping in the shape of a flower.  Stitch together.
Add a button or pearls to the middle.
We added feathers for a fun effect.

 Operation Christmas Child Crafting Corner Blog has a lot of great DIY ideas!

Clip With  A Purpose posted these cute finger puppets yesterday.
Photo Credit: Etsy.
You could get your kids to help make their faces.  Your kids would have fun making them and the children receiving them would have fun playing with them.  A double blessing.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Add a Magnifiying Glass

When I read Canada's yes/no list for the first time. A yes item that caught my attention was a magnifying glass. 
I have never thought of adding this.  But it makes sence.  There are alot of children in the world with eye sight problems and can not afford glasses and glasses may not even be available in their area.  But the magnifying glass could help them learn to read and write. 
On Friday when I was at Wal-mart I found this magnifying glass on sale for .40 cents.  There was only one there but I am going to keep my eyes open for more.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Girl 2-4 Boxes under $10.00

I imagine the innocent of a sweet. little girl.  big eyes, wondering what is inside the box.
Items she may never have seen, or only dreamed about.
Here's what my girls box.

Wash cloth- .33 cents  - Giant Tiger.  3 for $1.00.
Soap - .30 - Superstore pack of 10 for $2.99
Toothbrush-.20 - Dollarama.  Pack of 5 for $1.00
Rings - .25 cents - Walmart Clearance after Valentines Day. 
                             Purchased for .50 cents but will divide between 2 girls.
Stuffed animal- .25 cents- thrift store.
Beads .25 cents - Dollarama 4 for $1.00
T-shirt - $1.94 - Superstore summer clearance.
Hat- .94 cents - Childrens Place clearanace
Flip Flops - $1.25 - Dollarama
Pencil case - free - from pack of underwear
Pencils - .10- Superstore
Pencil with eraser - .15 cents- Easter clearance pack of 5 for .74? 
Sorry can't remember the exact price.
Pencil sharpener- .25 cents - Dollarama 4 for $1.00
Pens -.30- Superstore - Pack of 10 for $1.00
Crayons - 75 cents - Wal-mart
Loose leaf- .06 cents Superstore .19 cents for pack divided 5 ways.
Skipping rope - .25 cents - Target clearance
Ball -50 cents- Dollarama 2 for $1.00
Wooden people and book - $1.00 - Dollarama
Rocking Horse - free - toy from a kids meal.

Total $9.09

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Not sure whether to buy an item?

Not sure if you should buy or pack an item?
Here is some advice from the OCC Canada office.

Carla Bregani from the OCC Canada office says: "If you are on the fence about whether or not it would scare or harm a child, don’t buy it."

Operations manager -“if it will scare or harm a child or it does not accurately represent our Christian beliefs” then we take it out of the box.

Old Navy

Stopping at Old Navy?
Why not pick up a few bouncy balls
fom the vending machine in the kids section.
.25 cents, not tax. 
I love that they are bright colors.
And a great addition to any box.

They also had kids socks $1.00 per pair up to age 5.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Free Toothbrush with coupon.

Anyone clip the $1.00 off a Colgate Max of Colgate 360 coupon a few weeks ago from the inserts in the Weekend paper?  Today I checked Superstore and the Colgate Max was on sale for $1.00.  Making it free!
I have another $1.00 off coupon from, but it's for the Colgate 360.  I'm hoping they go on sale soon too.

I want to be a Trader. Do you?

A fellow Canadian, Darcy Ross, has started another blog related to OCC.
He shares a lot of interesting stories.
I also found this on his blog and thought it was worth sharing.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lejla Allison -Bosnia

National Collection Week- November 21-27

Bag your candy and soap.

Did you notice in Canada's yes/no list that all Candy Must be Bagged.
This is to protect the other valuable items inside the box, in case it melts.
It is also a good idea to bag your soap.
This week Superstore has their No Name brand zipper bags (100 count) on sale 2 for $3.00.

Hot wheels deal at Walmart

8 pack of Hotwheels cars for $7.00
While quantities last.

Cutlery- Canadian Tire 3 day sale.

I can't remember where I read it, but someone mentioned adding a spoon to their box.
And I thought what a great idea!
It takes up very little room, and could make life easier.
I personally can't even imagine not having cutlery.
But adding it to your box could be an answer to prayer.
I have been on the look out for cutlery.
I have bought a little bit at Dollarama.
But was looking for some better quality cutlery.
Remember these precious children only receive one box.
And this cutlery would probably used for the whole family.
So I want to send good quality items.

Canadian Tire is having a 3 day birthday sale, starting today.
They have a 20 piece set of cutlery on sale for $9.98.
It looks like it is really good quality.
And you could divide this between a few boxes.
Remember you can not send a knife.

Also included in the flyer was a scratch and win.
You could win
  • McCains Deep n' Delicious Cake coupon
  • $5.00 instant savings
  • 1 of 3 $5,000 
I figured I would pick up a few plastic shoe containers this weekend.
And use my scratch and win.  Maybe I'll get $5.00 off  or at the least I'll have a delicious cake:)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Superstore toy clearance

I noticed Superstore added 1/2 price stickers to a few of their sale toys.
Some that caught my eye, and made it into my cart were..
Barbies. On sale for $6.00 to $10.00 and then 1/2 off the sale price, making them $3.00-$5.00
There were also some crayola packs.
There were alot of clearance stuffed animals starting at .94 cents.

I'm still waiting for them to mark down their remaining school supplies.
This should be happening shortly.

Canada's Yes/No List

I've noticed a few Yes/No lists from the US online.
Here is CANADA's list.

NOTE: this list is not exhaustive so many items will need to go to supervisors or manager for a decision, this updated 2011 list does include changes from previous years.

Yes items
Sept 2011
  • Baby Powder
  • Baby Wipes/Wet Wipes
  • Bibles
  • Camouflage (Ok if a child can wear/use item without looking like a soldier.)
  • Candy (packaged - hard at least on the outside, tic tacs, rockets, Pez, jellybeans ok)  ALL CANDY MUST BE BAGGED.
  • Candles
  • Chalk
  • Deodorant (not liquid)
  • Floam
  • Glue Sticks
  • Ink Pad (not liquid)
  • Magnets
  • Markers
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Mirrors (only if encased-compact, inside plastic brush)
  • Oil Pastels
  • Play Dough
  • Play Money (doesn't look like real money)
  • Porcelain Items
  • Razors (age appropriate)
  • Powdered Laundry Detergent (original packaging)
  • Resin Items
  • Sanitary Napkins/Tampons
  • Scarves
  • Scissors (age appropriate)
  • Sewing Kits
  • Silly Putty
  • Slime
  • Soap (bar, not liquid)
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Tools, Multipurpose Tools, hammers, screwdrivers, nails, screws etc.  (age appropriate)
  • Toys (not war-related or frightening)
  • Wax Crayons
  • Winter Clothes
No items
Sept 2011
  • Bubbles
  • Candy (candy not hard at least on the outside, chocolate, gum)
  • Decks of Cards (Poker Cards)
  • Food (Granola bars, Cookies, etc)
  • Gum 
  • Knives (not a multi tool)
  • Liquids (Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Bubble Bath)
  • Make-up (including lip balm/chap stick)
  • Medicines
  • Mirrors (not encased)
  • Perfume Sticks
  • Seeds
  • Sea Shells
  • Vitamins
  • War Related (Guns: if it looks like a gun, take it out)  Traditional camouflage ( only if item will make child look like a soldier)
Source OCC Canada
2 links I want to share with you from Clip With a Purpose.

First off this story about a 2 year old receiving a Shoe Box.
And how Two is Not Too Young.

Secondly.  If you are a visual person and love to see what other people pack in their boxes.
Check out this flickr site. 
Clip with a purpose has a Shoebox Photos Countdown Contest
Add your photos to the flickr group and be entered to win $50.00

Pack a Theme Box.

Why not pack a theme box.
Hello Kitty
Disney Pixar Cars
Strawberry Shortcake.
Colored boxes. 
This year I'm packing an orange box.

What theme boxes have you packed?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Impact Stories from Haiti Part III

Michelin Meriland was married with two children when the earthquake hit. Their home was destroyed
and they were forced like many others to begin sleeping outdoors. Her husband left her, and she
became very sick, struggling to care for Alexandro, 5, and Alexe, 3. “I had no hope.”
Then came housing last March from Samaritan’s Purse, followed by Operation Christmas Child shoe
boxes in December.

“It has been a difficult year – very difficult,” Meriland said. But when I suggested a shoe box could have
no real impact, she quickly countered: “It’made a big difference. It’s made my children very happy.”
“It has put joy in my heart to see my children cared for,” added Editte Pierre, 28, who has three
children and no husband. She gestures with her hands while describing what happened to them a year
ago: “The house fell. All the walls came down.” Editte and her children slept in the streets for a month
before she learned of the opportunity to have one of the temporary shelters offered by Samaritan’s

Olacia Sucesse had a similar experience. She is a 36-year-old mother of five. Her first husband died
years ago. Her second suffered a brain injury when some quake debris fell on him. He couldn’t work as
a truck driver anymore, became mentally unstable, and abandoned his family. Fortunately, the family
has a home now, thanks to Samaritan’s Purse.

“The situation has been so hard for me,” Olacia says. What did the arrival of Operation Christmas
Child shoe boxes mean for her? “Berlannecia (her three-year-old) is just a baby. She doesn’t
understand where the boxes came from, but they are a big hope for me. We have no money, and so I
thank God for this. I had faith in God. He brought Samaritan’s Purse to me so that I have a house and
my child has gifts.”

A final word from Rosita Atelus, 38, who survived the earthquake with her three children and husband,
who is now unemployed: Atelus says her children’s health, and the shoe box gifts they received
recently, are clear evidence of God’s provision. “I don’t know what God’s plan is, but I am thankful.”

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Shoe Box Packing 101.

Please note the collection date is not for Canada.

Kick off is this weekend in Winnipeg!!

If you'll be in Winnipeg this weekend, don't miss Izabella McMillon (who received a shoe box in Romania as a child) speaking at our Kick-Off event at 1pm on Saturday at the Forks. See Izabella's story here.
I'm planning on attending and I'd love to meet you!

Source OCC Canada

Did you Know...

5-9 years olds had nearly triple the percentage of the other age groups! 
There were also more girl boxes for each age group than boys boxes.
Consider packing an extra 2-4 boy or girl, or 10-14 boy or girl.

Source OCC.

Monday, September 12, 2011


I've seen this picture a few times.
I think it's a Samaritan's Purse photo.
The photo really gripped me.
At first glance it looks like the heels of the flip flops are covered in dirt.
But they're not.  They are completely gone.
And they're held together with rubber bands.
I imagine this is the persons only source of footwear.
No going to closet, deciding which shoes will match their outfit today.
Instead they'd be wishing hoping and possibly praying for new flip flops.

Why not add a pair of flip flops or shoes to your box.
Flip-flops are on sale everywhere right now.
I know Michaels had great deals, not sure if they have any left.
I've also seen runners on clearance.
Giant Tiger had some great deals on runners.
Remember most of these children walk everywhere.
And as the story below states, often too expensive for their parents to purchase.

Impact Stories from Haiti Part II

Tiene Louis expresses similar sentiments. Her three children all received gift-filled shoe boxes from
Samaritan’s Purse in early January.
“I was so happy for the gifts – they made my children so glad,” said Tiene, standing on the front porch
of her earthquake-cracked but still-habitable concrete home. Her children surrounded her – happy to
show a visitor some of the items they discovered inside their Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes: a
calculator, crayons, pencils, pens, notepads, hair brushes, soap, skipping ropes, toy cars and trucks,
Tiene singled out son Joseph’s new pair of running shoes as the gift that has most impressed her. “He
is so happy with those shoes.” She estimated it would have required 2 ½ days of an average working
Haitian’s wages to buy the shoes – an impossible dream for a single mother struggling to survive.
Shoe box distributions are often the first entry into a community that results in Samaritan’s Purse
identifying other needs – such as safe water, housing, educational resources, and/or improved health
– that can then addressed in partnership with local churches or other organizations. Samaritan’s Purse
is expecting the shoe boxes in Haiti to have a similar impact – helping identify other needs worth

Friday, September 9, 2011

Impact Stories from Haiti Part I

"These boxes have given us hope again."

Jeff Adams is the Samaritian's Purse Director of Communications.  He reports from Haiti...

If some of my loved ones were killed in an earthquake that also left me and my children homeless and
living in the streets – then we had to survive a hurricane and a cholera epidemic – I think I’d struggle to
find much joy in a shoe box filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items.
That may be true of me, but earlier this week, I learned it is families who have begun receiving gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes as part of Samaritan’s Purse’s plans to distribute boxes to 250,000 children throughout Haiti in the next few weeks.
Children will also be offered in their Creole language “The Greatest Gift of All” booklet which tells the
story of Jesus’ birth, life and resurrection. And they will be invited to participate in the 12-lesson
“Greatest Journey” discipleship program, offered in partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic
Association, will soon be available through several local church partners. Some classes have begun.
More than 70,000 children have made commitments to Christ so far through “The Greatest Journey.”
The shoe boxes for Haiti, including 50,000 from Canadians, will be among almost 8.2 million
distributed by Samaritan’s Purse worldwide – part of 85 million distributed since Operation Christmas
Child began in 1993.
All seven families I randomly approached – because they’d received Canadian shoe boxes in the past
month – said the boxes have helped renew their hope after what has been a tragedy-filled year for Haiti.

-The January 10, 2010 earthquake that killed at least 230,000 people and left 1.6 million homeless
-Hurricane Tomas that caused extensive flooding and forced more people out of their homes
[the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 3,650 people and led at least 171,000 more to
seek treatment (including at some Samaritan’s Purse-run facilities).

I had expected at least one or two families I approached to laugh with bitterness when I asked if the
shoe boxes their children received have provided any comfort or joy. But instead of bitterness or
cynicism, I found thankfulness – a thankfulness so obvious and genuine that it left me humbled.
“On Jan. 12, 2010, I didn’t have any hope for the future,” says Beatrice Roland, 32. “I didn’t have
anything. But these boxes have given us hope again.”
Beatrice’s mother, father, brother, and four cousins were killed by falling debris in the earthquake. “The
house fell on them,” she says. The bodies of her brother and two cousins were never recovered.
Although Beatrice, her husband Dumas and their three children survived, their home was so badly
damaged they had to abandon it – salvaging nothing – and begin living in the streets.
Dumas no longer had employment (6 out of every 7 Haitians are now jobless), and so the family’s
savings ran out quickly. “Sometimes, we could not even eat one meal a day,” Beatrice recalls.
One day, a Christian pastor approached, saying an organization called Samaritan’s Purse was building
semi-permanent shelters for Haitians who had become homeless. Pastor Kelly Balde helped arrange
for Beatrice, Dumas and their children to move into a four-metre-by-four-metre shelter last March.
Dumas is still struggling to find work, and Beatrice sometimes has to ask her friends and neighbors for
food, but the gift-filled shoe box that her 12-year-old daughter Anaika received has sparked optimism.
“It was a nice thing to get the shoe boxes (Anaika’s favorite new toy is a skipping rope) in December
because I didn’t have any money to buy the children anything,” Beatrice says with a warm smile, while
standing outside her home. “The boxes have brought some hope to me. I thank Samaritan’s Purse.”

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Did you Know...

You can pay your $7.00 donation online.

You are allowed to take things out of the packaging.
Just make sure everything looks new and not second hand, or it will be taken out of the box.
Often places do not have the means to dispose of all the garbage.
And it allows you to put more items in your box!

In many countries, playing cards are seen as related to gambling, which reflects poorly on our church partners, so we do not allow playing cards.  But other card games that are not traditional “gambling” cards, such as Uno are allowed. 

Source OCC Canada

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Under $10.00 boxes. 10-14 boy

This is the first year I am collecting supplies all year around.
And I must say that enjoy the hunt of finding a good bargain.
It's amazing what God puts in our path.

I decided to do a 10-14 boys box first.
I do believe that 10-14 boxes are the least amount packed world wide.
And in my mind I always thought they were hard to pack for.
But after hearing that they receive the least amount of boxes I was determined to pack more for them.
I have enjoyed looking for ideas online.
The Operation Christmas Child facebook page has great ideas, as does Clip with a Purpose.
So here's what I've come up with for my first box under $10.00
And I have found they are not that to fill;)

Multipurpose tool $2.00 - Dollarama
Water bottle .05 cents - New from a garage sale.
Bungee cords .50 cents - Dollarama.- pack of 4 for $1.00 divided between 2 boxes.
Truck- not sure where it came from.  Has been sitting in my boys room, never played with.
Underwear .60 cents -Walmart- package of 5 for $3.00 (this was a great sale back in April)
T-shirt $1.94 Superstore - summer clearance.
Marbles $1.00- Dollarama
Stuffed animal - .25 cents - New from a thrift store.
Pencil case - $1.00 - Dollarama
Notebook - .06 cents.  Staples Pack of 4 for .25 cents.
30 sheets of loose leaf.  .04 cents.  Superstore. A pack of 150 sheets divided 5 ways. 
5 pencils .12 cents. Superstore- pack of 10 for .25 cents.
3 Pens .25 cents - Staples - pack of 12 pens for $1.00
Eraser .19 cents - Superstore- pack of 5 erasers for .94 cents
Pencil sharpener .25 cents - Dollarama - pack of 4 sharpeners for $1.00
Pencil crayons .50 cents.  -Superstore-$1.24 divided by 2.
Balloons  free -from a parade
Wash cloth .33 cents. - Giant Tiger- pack of 3 for $1.00
Soap .30 cents - Superstore - $2.99 for 10 pack
Tennis Ball .16 cents -Superstore - $2.97 for a 18 pack
Slinky .25 cents - Target -after Christmas clearance.
Bouncy Ball .09 cents.  - Independent dollar store- $1.50 for a package of 12.

Grand Total $9.83

Although I just noticed I did not include a comb.
This is a staple in my boxes. 
I usually buy a package of 8 from Dollarama for $1.00
So add .12 cents to my total.

And candy I will add from my boys stash of halloween candy.

Which age and gender would you like to see next?

Add a letter.

Take the time to write a letter to the child.
I did this for the first time 2 years ago.
I prayed and asked God what to write.
And it has become one of my favorite things to add!
Imagine never having received a note of encouragement.
Never hearing God loves you, or that you're beautiful.
You have the opportunity to plant seeds, to give them hope.
To let them know they are not forgotten.
Include a picture of yourself, your family, your kids.
Put it in an envelope at the top of your box.
But make sure it is not in the same envelope as your $7.00.
You will have written the note to bless the child but you will feel blessed.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Soccer starts for us tonight.  And with the start of Timbits, soccer, baseball or hockey, there is usually a waterbottle handed out.  And why not add that extra water bottle to a shoe box.
The hats/toques also make great additions to boxes.

The Box

Have you ever thought of the box as part of the gift?
It is often treasured.
You can use a standard shoe box.
Ask friends to collect them through out the year for you.
Ask a shoe store if they have any extra boxes.
Closer to the collection week you can pick up OCC boxes at various locations.
Hallmark and Dollarama in our area carry them.
Buy a plastic shoe box.   Think of it as another gift to them.
When you have nothing a box to put something in is very special.
I've heard that mothers really appreciate the plastic boxes.
The box is for the child but the whole family benefits from the contents.

Don't forget to decorate the box.
If it is cardboard.
Wrap it with wrapping paper.
Add stickers, bible verses.
Paint it.
For plastic boxes add stickers.
Put a piece of fabric at the bottom, or a bandanna.

Any other ideas how to decorate the box?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Starting next week, I will start a series on packing boxes for under $10.00
Walmart is clearing out their own brand, Mainstays, of pens.
A pack of 12 pens for .50 cents.
Thats the best price I've seen for pens.