We just finished up another round of letters for our Compassion International children. I like to get the kids involved and this time my two youngest were happy to help with the photo collages we’re sending that focus on our summer activities.
I printed off some captions and lines for translation and glued those on and then Luna had a turn at decorating.
I plan to send a similar collage for each season. Each collage will be mailed in a page protector so that our kids can keep them safe and possibly put them into a binder or folder if they have access to something like that.
Here is the finished round of letters and collages. This group of letters was on the topic of sharing. I told our children how many of our friends and family are harvesting their gardens and they are happy to share produce with us. I listed a few Bible verses about sharing and told them how thankful we are to have the opportunity to share with them. Each letter was also personalized for each of our children, and we referred to things they’ve told us or asked us about.
For Yishak, Yolanda and Precious, I had prints made of the most recent gift photos. Many of these families do not have photos of themselves, so it is a nice treat to send them copies. Our Bertille in Burkina Faso has a birthday coming up in November, so we are also sending her a card and a Noah’s Ark book along with some wallet size photos for her to share with friends and family. (I had already sent wallet size photos to our other children before we sponsored Bertille.) We sent her a $25 birthday gift earlier this month as well.
If you live near a Walgreens, I suggest setting up an online account with them and also signing up for their emails. They send out a lot of great coupon codes for deals on photo processing. They also offer freebies from time to time, like free 8” X 10” photo collages, etc.
One reminder for Compassion sponsors, it is really helpful if you are sure to write your child’s number as well as your sponsor number on every item you send to your children. I will send all of the above to Colorado Springs in one manilla envelope and I use a paperclip to keep the bundles for each child separate.