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Sending Fun Birthday Cards to Sponsored Children

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When walking through Target one day {and attempting to pull my children out of the greeting card aisle}, one cute card caught my eye. A cute little ‘make your own airplane’ craft inside a card.


The kids and I all stopped and took fifteen minutes to find some really fun cards that we could send to each one of our sponsored children ~ something fun {but cool} for the 17 year girl in Tanzania, the airplane craft for the six year old boy in Tanzania, and a few more for the other children we sponsor {we even found a fun ‘musical’ monkey one for our youngest sponsored child!}.


Our own kids are always excited when they receive fun cards in the mail from grandparents or friends. After personally seeing how children sponsored through Compassion International cherish the letters and cards they are sent, we are SO excited to send these to them and pray they bring a smile to their faces and remind them often that we are praying for them from far away!

To send special cards to children you sponsor through Compassion International, be sure to remember the following {full details here}:

  • Include your sponsored child’s information on the back of the card {i.e. your sponsor number and the child’s reference number  – both of these can be found in your online account or on any correspondence from your child}.
  • Be sure the card is within the 8.5” x 11” guidelines {click here for things that can be included in your card/package}
  • Mail it in advance!! Correspondence can take several months as it travels to the different offices in the States and in your child’s home country, so be sure to give your gift a few months buffer to arrive around your child’s birthday.
  • Mailing address – Attn: Child Correspondence
    Compassion International
    Colorado Springs, CO 80997-0004

You can check out the full list of Gift Giving FAQ’s on the Compassion website.

Have you sent any fun things to your sponsored children? We’ll be sharing more of what we’re doing each month, but I’d love to hear ideas from you all as well. What gifts have you sent to put a smile on your sponsored child’s face?


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  1. You’re speaking my language, Jolanthe! ;)

    With 15 Compassion kids, I admit that cost is prohibitive for me when I think of buying fancy cards. (I generally stick with the 2/$1 ones from the Dollar Tree.) But, as I was pondering this post, I thought that I should write up a schedule and buy just one or two a month and rotate who we send them to.

    As for us, today I bought some 2013 planners for our older children in Uganda who speak English. They’re softcover (paper) and fit within the guidelines. I also have some Memory Cross salvation thingies to send with the batch of letters that goes out after the Christmas bundle.

    ((Reminder, get Christmas cards out within the next few weeks!))

    • I know!! I just realized I had one of the birthdays wrong for one of our kids, so that card is being sent off pronto! Christmas cards and gifts are being sent soon too! :)

  2. We’re going to send cards to our Compassion kiddo this week…as well as put together our OCC shoeboxes. :)

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