Hi everyone! I have a fun giveaway for you today, along with an invitation to pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox if you haven’t already!


This year Big Idea and Operation Christmas Child are working together to promote the fall 2013 release of the new VeggieTales Christmas movie, “Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas.”


“To celebrate their 20th anniversaries, Operation Christmas Child and VeggieTales have teamed up to let kids around the world know that they are special and loved by God. Just as the new VeggieTales movie Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas reminds us that the true meaning of Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ, shoebox gifts demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way and serve as an example of His greatest gift to us.”

Visit the Samaritan’s Purse & Veggie Tales webpage to download party packs, including a discounted coupon for Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas DVD! They also have fun coloring pages, downloadable party guides, shoebox labels, and family activity ideas to make your shoebox packing fun!




You can see a trailer of Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas here:


“Larry The Cucumber is a Christmas elf at the Spring Valley Mall who just wants to spread joy at the holidays. When he meets a little girl with a big heart whose only Christmas wish is to help a friend in need, "Merry Larry" sets off on adventure that will light up the holidays like never before and show the town of Spring Valley what Christmas is all about – "Christmas shines most bright and true when you give the love God gave to you!" Featuring Si Robertson as Silas the Okra!”

We love Duck Dynasty in our household, and so seeing Si Robertson narrate this great Christmas DVD made it even more special for our family!

Now, if you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know that I’m a HUGE fan of Operation Christmas Child. The OCC mission is to “demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world” by packing a shoebox full of items for a child in need. It’s also a great way to teach your child about serving others, and focusing on the true meaning of Christmas. You’ll be surprised at the blessing this can will have on you, your child, and the child receiving the box!

To help you with your party, I have a FREE Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas DVD to giveaway to one of you! Just fill out the rafflecopter below to enter to win!

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  1. Thank you for bringing more attention to this wonderful ministry! We just dropped off our five boxes last night with lots of excitement from the kids. Of course, the three year old went home in tears when he realized he had to leave the boxes behind. LOL!

  2. Thanks for the opportunity to bless our family too! We are deeply struggling this year, but still decided that Operation Christmas Child was vital. Our kids (four of them, all 6 years and under) LOVE blessing others through the shoe boxes and I have to say we each cry every year as we pack our boxes for the OCC kids and think of how much joy they will have when they open all the boxes and that we are sharing the love and gospel of Christ to them from SO far away! Then we pray for ALL the children that will receive the boxes. We are So blessed to be a part of this ministry!


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