Merry Christmas, everyone!
Haha, you must think I'm nuts.
However, Christmas is only 88 days away. It's time to get those Christmas letters and cards off to your sponsored children!
If you want your child to receive something by Christmas, Compassion suggests that you get it in the mail by October 31st. Given time for translation, and the fact that letter volume tends to increase around the holidays, your items will need about two months to get to your children in time.
It took me a few weeks to come up with a topic to write about. I didn't just want to repeat the Christmas story because all of the kids will learn this story and about the true meaning of Christmas at their projects, though the use of readings, stories, music, skits, etc.
This year, I am writing to my kids about the story of the wise men that came to visit Jesus awhile after he was born. I shared how they heard of a great king that was born and followed a bright star to the home where Jesus was living with his parents. I wrote in my letters about how the wise men brought Jesus gifts, the most valuable gifts they possessed, to worship and adore him. I ended the letter asking each child what gift they would give to Jesus, if they had the chance? I reminded them that a gift doesn't have to be valuable as long as it is full of love. Jesus loves anything that we bring to him.
I'm choosing to hand write these letters, so I have to write 37 of them. I have two done so far, haha, so I have a long way to go. Good thing I have another month! I am writing the letter on beautiful decorative Christmas paper and pairing each letter with a small coloring page depicting the wise men that came to visit Jesus.
What are you going to write about or send to your sponsored children for Christmas?