Back To School: Stock up for Christmas! That’s right, now is the perfect time to stock up on a few items for Christmas stockings and/or supplies for Operation Christmas Shoe Boxes.
Back to School Sales mean that you can find school supplies at great discounts, as well as stationery items like decorative pens, thank you cards, note pads, etc., all of which can be recycled into stocking stuffers or teacher appreciation gifts at the end of the year (when these items will be much more expensive). We have friends who put a new pack of crayons in their childrens’ stockings each year because that’s just about the time the old ones are broken and used up. Plus crayons have been known to reduce cavities as opposed to Christmas candy–LOL!
Here are a just a couple of things that I purchased.
Stay tuned because next week I will be sharing a cute way to use one of these items, as well as more ideas to save money and enjoy this back to school season!
I cannot emphasize how much I love this idea! Thanks so much! Our family keeps to a tight and secure budget, but we still love to give back and participate in our church fundraisers and shoebox collections. I was at target today and stocked up on “save spot” items and school supplies that were on sale for our shoe boxes! I want to add a tip, typically monthly or seasonally, Target puts the old season “Save spot” (the dollar section) items on sale for near pennies, I like to wait until they do this sale to stock up on what I may have had my eye on, its a great way to get stocking stuffers for mere quarters!
Jen W.* says
This is the best tip. We try to buy clearance things for our operation Christmas child boxes (we do a boy and girl from each age group) each month because different months and seasons yield different clearances goodies. I never thought about buying extra supplies for them when I buy school supplies. This just made my day!!! THANK YOU! We are going penny shopping at staples today!!! Thanks. P.S. thank u for the ebook. It was a blessing!!!
You are very welcome Jen! I love the idea of shopping throughout the year for the boxes.
Mary Ellen says
I agree that now is a great time to stock up on all types of school supplies. 🙂 We like to get extra for our Operation Christmas Child boxes that we assemble each year.