3 Things to Make Your Christmas Card Extra Special

Have you been staring at your Christmas letter, scratching your head and wondering what to write to your sponsored child? We’ve got you covered!

08 Sep, 2017

3 Things to Make Your Christmas Card Extra Special

In a few weeks you'll receive the Christmas letter you're going to send to your sponsored child. You’ll notice it’s no longer a card—this is because we’ll be using the same process for these Christmas messages that we do for normal child letters where we scan and send them to the field. Alongside saving time and funds, one of the best things about the new Christmas letters is that you have more space to write a special message to your sponsored child. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Before the panic sets in over what to write, here are three helpful suggestions:

1. The highlight of your year

As much as you want to know about the life of your sponsored child, they want to know as much as they can about yours! Now is your opportunity to share your highlight of the year and give them a glimpse of your life. What made 2017 a great year? Share it with them!

For example: The best thing that happened to me this year was when my child was born, it was so special. What was your favourite moment?

2. How you celebrate Christmas

Christmas is celebrated in different ways around the world. For example, in rural Mexico some families carve radishes into nativity scene figures! Every family also has special traditions. Do you watch Christmas movies? Sing Christmas carols standing around the piano? How ever you celebrate, your sponsored child will enjoy hearing about your plans for Christmas Day.

For example: On Christmas Day, I attend church with my family and then we spend the afternoon at the beach. Our Christmas lunch is a big BBQ with lots of different salads. How does your family celebrate Christmas?

3. Your prayer for the year ahead

Share a prayer you have for your sponsored child for the New Year. It can be something really simple, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Your sponsored child treasures your prayers, but also the opportunity to pray for you, so let them know what they can pray for.

For example: I pray you will grow in your love for Jesus this year. Can you please pray that I will grow in wisdom this year?

While we have you here, colouring in is definitely enjoyable which is why we’ve created these new Christmas letters to give your sponsored children the opportunity to practice their artistic flair! So let’s give them the chance by leaving it un-coloured (which is definitely a word) when you send it in.

Thank you for writing to your sponsored child this Christmas. Your message reminds your sponsored child they are loved and cared for—and the cards often become treasured possessions kept for many years.

Send in your Christmas letters by 30 October OR write a special Christmas letter online today.

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