HOW did you fit all that in the box?

I have to admit, all those Operation Christmas Child items for the 10-14 year old young men barely fit in the box. All credit goes to my brilliant mom for neatly packing everything and managing to fit the lid on as well. We had a fabulous time shopping for the most perfect items we could think of for this age group. Being a mature 10 year old boy, my son was very helpful as well.

So how did my amazing mom accomplish this?

Why let me show you…one item at a time. TA DA!

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10 thoughts on “HOW did you fit all that in the box?

  1. Joyce

    Love it! One of our tricks to get a ton of stuff in the boxes is if you can find a small pencil box and shove a bunch of pencils and other small items in there…and we do the same with a water bottle, which we can fit with toiletry items. :p

  2. Bonnie Rose

    LOVE this post! Packing the impossible is my sister’s job. I believe she has a “Tetris” gene that makes just about any combination of items fit perfectly into those little boxes!

  3. TheBargainBabe

    I heard that this age of boy is the most overlooked so next year we plan to focus on this age range. Love the tools and gotta say I’m impressed with your blogging skills of that step-by-step photo thing! 🙂

  4. April

    What size plastic box did you use? I’m thinking of using a plastic box this year, too. I saw that 6 quart was the standard size, but those are small!

    1. Amy Post author

      These are the regular shoebox size containers that you can find at a dollar store. They measure about 14″ x 8″ x 4″.

  5. Quinn

    i got one of the Go boxes at Family Christian book store and prayed that God would help me stuff the box full and that by this gift God would fill up their hart. i got 98 things in my box! and (with a rubber band) the box closes! i even put a dress, candy, soap, doll, stuffed toy, hair stuff, book, note pad, pens. tons of little toys, balls, bag, and lots more! God is so good! i know this will bless a child so greatly! pack a shoe box!

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