Twelve Days of Christmas, Day #8: Christmas is . . . Charity

Okay, everyone! It’s time for Day #8 of TDOC! I can’t wait for this one!


“Hey, everyone, it’s Emily. I’m breaking out of my shell today to lead TDOC Day #8. Why? This post is about a topic that is very important to me!”

“Some of you may know about Operation Christmas Child (I’ll call it OCC for short). OCC is a great organization led by Samaritan’s Purse that gets shoeboxes full of little presents to children in foreign countries. Some of these children are very poor, and the shoebox you pack and send to them may be the only present they get on Christmas. Today, I will be showing you how to pack your shoebox.”


“You can pick up your OCC shoebox at places like your church. At this time of year, it is too late to do an OCC shoebox, but this may be helpful for next Christmas.”

“When you pack your shoebox, make sure to include a “wow” item. My “wow” item is this cute flower purse. Then, you can pack the rest of the box with personal care items, or smaller toys. I am including a box, a pencil, some hair accessories, and a comfy pillow.”

“However, do not pack candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans. This information has been taken from the Samaritan’s Purse website.”


“Now, pack your shoebox!”


“My box is all packed!”


“Once your box is packed, take it to an official drop-off location. You can find the locations here.”


“Remember, this shoebox may be the only present a child in a foreign country gets for Christmas. Do you part and help make a child’s Christmas special!”

“Alright, that’s all for now. My sister will be back tomorrow with a super-cute photoshoot!”

Hey, everyone, it’s AGs in Alaska. I just wanted to let everyone know that I did not mean to offend anyone with my giveaway rules post. I hope no one thought I sounded too harsh, I promise I was just trying to make sure everyone who wanted to enter could get the chance to. I am super excited for the giveaway, and I want as many people as possible to enter! So I’m very sorry if I offended you. 😦

See you all tomorrow!

AGs in Alaska

Countdown to Christmas: Four days!


happy blogaversary to you… {Giveaway}

Emmie is celebrating her 1-year blogaversary! She is giving away a guest post, and you should totally enter!!!

This Site Has Moved!

AnThe lights dim until they’re dark enough to be off, the only light coming form the candles. The cake spells out HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY AGW in cursive letters. The blog’s owner, EmeraldPhoenix, AKA Emmie, leans forward to blow out the candles, a wish forming in her brain–

And then I blow out the candles for her and eat all the cake and yada yada yada.

Maryellen here. As you can tell, today is just another day to pretty much everyone, but to AGW its the one-year-blogaversary, and all that stuff–

HEY! GIVE ME THE COMPUTER ELLIE–You’re just gonna get all sentimental about stu–NO I’M NOT!!!




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