We woke up this morning to a fresh couple of inches of the white, fluffy stuff, so it seemed like the perfect day to work on our snow themed letters to our Compassion International kids.
I copied each child’s personalized stationary onto cool blue paper and added a couple of sparkley snowflake stickers from Dover. I took all of the pages out of the stained glass snowflake coloring book, also from Dover, so I would have one for each of our seven children.
I enlisted the help of my special paper snowflake cutters while I prayed for the first letter recipient and wrote her a letter.
Most of the time, I write very personalized letters to each of our children. When I do theme letters like this, though, I tend to stick with the same ideas to share. I told about how we have to dress to go outside and play in the winter and what we like to do outside. I told each of the kids how God makes every snowflake different and unique, just like people. I told each child how special and unique they are and then shared Psalm 139:14. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Are you planning to send a Winter themed letter soon?
You might like this cute printable snowflake paper to print your Compassion stationary. You could also send this snowflake coloring sheet. What about a snowflake matching game? I plan to send the matching game next month, when I have more printer ink.
When the first letter is written, I gather all of the other things I plan to send to that one child.
I wrote the child’s name and number on the back of the photo. Generally, I am sure to write that info on every thing I send, but in the case of the paper snowflake and coloring sheet, I didn’t know exactly how to do it without ruining the item. I paper-clipped the bundle together securely and hope that the two unlabeled items stay together with the letter and photo.
When each letter is finished, I do the same thing. Each bundle for each individual child is paper-clipped together and they are all put into one big manilla envelope, ready to be mailed!
Have you sent any neat Winter themed items to your Compassion International kids lately? I’d love to hear your ideas! What did you write about this month?