Here's the shoe box gift we prepared this year. For those of you who aren't familiar, lots of UK charities organise shoe box deliveries to children in Eastern Europe who will receive no other gifts. Decorating and packing the box has become a Christmas tradition for us. When we imagine the child opening the stash of pens, pencils, stickers, note pads, bracelets and toiletries we feel very humble and very, very fortunate. It's the best start possible to the festive season.