You Can’t Go Wrong When You Go Write
Everyone seems to have their favorite way of including writing utensils in their shoeboxes.
Some are totally pen men shippers (as well as pen women and children shippers).
(Get it? Penmenship? 😉 )
Some lean toward markers.
Some are crayon fans.
Some are pencil folks.
(Don’t forget the sharpener!)
No Really Wrong Write Way
I have my writing ways about me, too.
So here’s what I do for my shoeboxes …
Three Tools, Three Age Ranges
For the little ones, ages 2-4 years old, I like to pack crayons. I leave them in the box, tucking it into a crocheted crayon case. This blue one began with a Mrs. Judy Flower.
For the medium ones, ages 5-9 years old, I like to pack markers. They feel a little more grown up, so I like to treat them that way. I take the markers out of the box and put them in a crocheted marker bag.
For the older ones, ages 10-14 years old, I like to pack pens. I try to buy name brand ones during back-to-school sales so they last as long as possible. These, too, I take out of the boxes and put into crocheted pen cases.
Doing What We Can
If I could, I would want to give everyone a little bit of everything, but I can’t do everything so I trust God that they will receive just what they need.
Maybe if they need a pen or a marker or a crayon, one of their friends will let them borrow it.
Like I tell my Operation Little Feet volunteers:
“We are doing what we can to let them know we care.”
And more importantly, to let them know God cares.
It’s Your Turn
- What kind of writing utensils do you like to include in your shoeboxes?
- Are you looking for specific gift ideas to include in your box? Here’s a handy list to get your shopping juices flowing.