How To Assemble Your Preprinted Shoebox

Unfold and lay out your preprinted box flat (colour side down).

Fold the small side flaps on the lid in towards the centre and in line with the slots.

Fold the top flap over, tucking the tabs into the cut out slots.

Fold the side panels upwards and position the two smaller side panels on the inside of the larger side panel.

Hook one side panel tab under the other, locking the flaps together.

Line up the two tabs on the larger side panel with the two slots simultaneously and push the tabs through.

Then flatten the tabs out inside the box and repeat for the other side of the box.

Fold over the lid on the crease to complete the box.

You are now ready to pack it full of lovely gifts to delight a child!

Don’t forget to make your project donation online and include your Follow Your Box barcode inside your gift to discover which country it gets sent to.

Happy packing!

Your shoebox gift with Operation Christmas Child:

Inspires Joy
You'll be giving unimaginable excitement and hope to children in need around the world.

Reaches further
Partnering with Operation Christmas Child ensures shoeboxes get to hard-to-reach groups.

Shares God’s Love
Your shoebox will reach a child in need through one of over 75,000 local churches sharing the Good News of life and hope in Jesus in a child-friendly way.

Is Specially delivered
You can rest easy knowing your shoebox gift will be delivered through church and community leaders who've been trained to prioritise safety and lead well-organised celebrations.