Simple “Friendship” Bead Bracelet {Operation Christmas Child}

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We’re gearing up for our annual family Christmas tradition Operation Christmas Child. Little one and I made these cute, and simple beaded “friendship” bracelets. He came home one day from his preschool with a similar bracelet, and told me they were “friendship” bracelets. So that’s what we called them. 

All you need is chenille stems, and beads. 🙂 


Little one helped make them. He enjoyed making different patterns, and some of just one color bead. I twisted the ends together, and slid the beads to cover it.  
We made 12 friendship bracelets. One for each box of Operation Christmas Child. We’re pretty excited about packing shoe boxes especially when little one has been actively participating since we started. You can read about the first time we packed shoe boxes, and started our family tradition here

Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide children’s project of Samaritan’s Purse that uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes containing school supplies, toys, necessity items and notes of encouragement to let hurting children know God loves them and they are not forgotten. The shoe box gifts are collected in the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom.  Samaritan’s Purse hand delivers each of the millions of shoe box gifts to children in more than 100 countries on six continents.

If you would like more information on how to participate check out their website here.
Do you participate in Operation Christmas Child? What do you like to include in your shoeboxes? 
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