Okay, it’s soooooo 80s, but it’s gotta be the happiest song in history, and how can you resist grinning when you watch Katrina pogo from side to side when she sings, “Every time I go for the mailbox, gotta hold myself down.” You know what I mean—you’re going to be bouncing from side to side all day, just because I stamped that one little line into your head. Teehee—stamped. Smirk.
Get out your pen, or turn on your ‘puter and let’s have some fun today. Compassion makes it easy to write your sponsored child online. You can send an email on the Compassion website, and even include photos. They’ll print and deliver your message for you. I send hand-written letters, so I can include stickers, goofy drawings and other fun items. Lately, I’ve been looking for some new envelope-stuffing ideas, and YOWZA! Pinterest has a Compassion Letter Writing page that offers a TON of unique ways to write your sponsored child. Click for the Pinterest goldmine. If you prefer, you can skip Pinterest and go straight to the instructions by clicking on the item you like in the list below.
There are instructions for making:
- Tissue Paper Stained Glass Windows
- Paper Angels
- Laminated Leaf Light-Catcher
- Paper Animal Rings
- Math Tub of Tools
- Bird Book
- Christmas Delight Envelope Album
- Cardboard Stackers (They lock together for building things, just like those famous plastic blocks, but mailable!)
And free printables for every age:
And because it’s not all about the toys, there are thought-provoking writing prompts for you to inspire your sponsored child to think deeply, and so you can share your experience and wisdom. Your letters don’t need to be long, but if you go blank when your pen hits the page, you’ll appreciate these conversation-starters and encouraging printables.
Keep in mind that your envelope should not be more than 1/4 inch thick. Please don’t send packaged toys, plastic or metal items or ribbons—this ensures that your letters will reach your child without any customs issues.
WHAT?!! Don’t have a sponsored child?
Where’ve you been all month?
Low-budget tech-free vacation?
Well, we’re glad you’re back 🙂
I am participating in Compassion International’s “Release 3” project, and I have packets on my desk today which will connect 6 children who need sponsors with—you, of course! John Michael, Mathias, Deysi, Bryan, Erich and Mitiku need your friendship and $38 per month, to make it out of extreme, tummy-growling poverty and into adulthood with skills and opportunities instead of wishes. Let me know which child you’d like to sponsor, and I’ll send you the information. Share this with your friends, too.
In case you wonder, I will never take your money or your credit info. I will send you to the Compassion site and provide you with sign-up information for these children. I get nothing but the joy of knowing that I helped a few more children by spreading the word.
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