Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Blogger Tag - Operation Christmas Child Update.


So the other week I posted about the Operation Blogger tag, which is basically bloggers doing Operation Christmas Child and posting about their boxes. It's a fun and charitable thing to do at Christmas, and doesn't cost much if you know where to buy your gifts.

After a week or two of collecting goodies I have now finally finished my box - woohooo! It's been so much fun and I love putting thought into the gifts and thinking about what I would have liked at that age. If you didn't see my last post, I chose to make a box for a girl between ages 10-14. 

If you go to my last post, you can see the other items I got, but here are the extra gifts I've added since that post. I've also now wrapped my box, whereas in the last post I hadn't wrapped it yet.

The little cosmetic/washbag was £1 from Poundland, and I put all the jewellery and hair bits in there. The hairbands were also £1 from poundland. The jewellery (hair grips, bangles, necklace) came to a grand total of around £3 for all three pieces, in the Superdrug sale. The sewing kit was pricier at just over £2 from Sainsburys.

 The bear hat was £1 from Poundland, and although it's just made from Acrylic/Polyester, it feels really thick and warm. The socks were £1 from Poundland, the sweets were 3 for £1 in Sainsburys, and the Wenlock Union Flag keyring toy was £1 from The Entertainer. I thought it would be nice to give the child a small, fun souvenir of the Olympics, seeing as I live near London.


I got this Body Shop bag a couple of years ago for £1.50, but have never used it and the label is even still on it! So as it folds up small I thought I'd put it in the box so the girl has something to keep all of her gifts in.

Everything packed into the box...
And the lid only just fits on, haha! It's so surprising how much you can fit into a shoebox with a bit of careful/smart packing!

There are quite a few bloggers taking part in this, and a couple of them have already done their boxes and tweeted the links. If you fancy joining in, just blog about the box you're doing with photos, then tweet me the link with the hashtag #OperationBlogger, I'll then add your link to this list here;



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11 comments

  1. Oh, I used to put these boxes together when I was younger as the school sent them all off, but it's something I would love to do again - perhaps I'll get my Rangers unit involved as well. I'll be sure to post about it.

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  2. Are you allowed a sewing kit due to the scissors?

    I need to remember to hand mine in this week!

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    1. I'm not sure, but a 'sewing kit' was on the 'to include' list. If the little scissors aren't allowed the people who check the boxes can always take them out :)

      I need to hand mine in this week too!

      C x

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    2. Proper last minute I'm handing mine in today. lol

      Yes...I'm sure they'll check it and remove them if not suitable. :)

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  3. Aww , this is so cute! That panda hat is sweet too xx

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  4. Still love this idea, and love how you re-used items you hadn't used!

    Here's my box: http://www.gingerbeautyblog.co.uk/blogger-tag-operation-christmas-child/

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  5. Love it, great to meet someone else passionate about OCC. I travel with them in a ocuple of weeks to Belarus to blog about my journey!

    Mich x

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    1. Hi Michelle!

      Wow, that's amazing, what a fantastic experience! I'm so incredibly jealous, I would love to do that at some point! Have a great time, and I've followed your blog so I can follow your journey :)

      C x

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    2. Oh great, this morning I have been at a warehouse sorting the boxes too, it is such an amazing cause. Michx

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  6. Hi Catherine, just wanted to say thank you for this blogpost and for encouraging others to support and blog about Operation Christmas Child - your support is greatly appreciated!

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    1. Hello! Thanks for stopping by, no worries, I love taking part in Operation Christmas Child and am so happy to help and support!

      C x

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