Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like ... Christmas... yes!

No, I haven't lost my mind...  well, not at least in this respect :-)

Yes, I do realize that we're still over two months away from December 25th...

but in the world of child sponsorship it takes around 2 months (sometimes more) for a letter or card to get to our sponsored children so, it's time to get into the Christmas season!

Compassion has a great online letter writing tool that they rolled out just over a month ago.   Yes, you've been able to e-mail a letter before, but now you can select a colorful template and upload photos.  As with the e-mail option available before your e-mail is received by Compassion, sent to the country office, then translated, then sent to your child.  Here's an example of one of the templates:

They put your photos in the bottom right section.  You can upload 3 photos per letter.   Another great feature is that you can copy the text and photos to send to another child with the ability to edit the letter so that it is specific to the child you are writing to.  You can choose a different template and Compassion will suggest templates according to the age and gender of your child.

What a great tool!

You can access this Compassion tool by signing into your account at

Author's Note:

This morning (October 19) I received an e-mail from Compassion about this very feature.  Check out what they have to say here:

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