operation christmas child - the power of a simple gift

Operation Christmas Child – Shoe Boxes of Treats for Needy Children

operation christmas child - the power of a simple gift

Ahhh, Christmas is on the horizon. It’s my favorite time of the year. One of my most meaningful holiday traditions is to fill up shoe boxes with goodies. My family has been preparing shoe boxes for children throughout the world since it all started in 1993. I have been storing up special little gifts for my shoe boxes all year long and can’t wait to finish them up.


Can you believe that Samaritan’s Purse, the organizers if the project ,collected, processed and distributed over 8 million shoe boxes to kids in need last year?!!! This year one of the many countries they will be delivered to is Haiti along with other areas of the world damaged by natural disasters, war, and poverty. Wow, talk about being a part of something big that is making a difference in the lives of children in these hurting places.

This year as you are buying gifts and preparing for your celebrations, why not pick up some little gifts for children that would otherwise go without? The most wonderful treasures can be packed into a shoe box and they can transform a child’s outlook on life at the same time.

This is a wonderful holiday project that you can share with your children and grandchildren. You can really multiply the blessing as you model a generous heart to your loved ones.

So, are you ready to join in the fun?
Click HERE to learn more!

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About Cherish Flieder

Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator. Cherish’s designs have been seen in fashion apparel, books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, crafts and more. She is the creator of Something to Cherish®, an artisic brand that joyfully connects with the hearts of twenty-somethings to sixty-somethings through her original watercolor mixed-media artwork on pre-treasured gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and keepsakes. Cherish is also the founder of the art licensing community ArtLicensingShow.com. She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.

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