3 Reasons Why Children Love Letters

One of the best ways to build a relationship with your sponsored child is in writing. There are so many reasons why children love their letters, but for the sake of brevity, we’ve picked our top three. And if you don’t have time for a letter, what about writing a card instead? Maybe a Christmas card?

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1.Who doesn’t love receiving letters?

Compassion assisted children all over the world get excited when they get a letter from their sponsors. Sponsors’ letters and photos often take pride of place in homes from Colombo to Colombia. They are read over and over again. But even more exciting than the last letter is the next letter! Why not give your sponsored child something new to read?


2.They learn about another country and culture

We aren’t the only ones interested in what life is like on the other side of the world. Share stories about life in Australia and in your neighbourhood specifically. Are you studying? What do you do for work? Do you have pets? Family? What’s the weather like?


3.It gives them an opportunity to share with you

One of the wonderful things about sponsorship is the one-to-one relationship that is built through letter writing. By sharing about your life, you open up opportunities for your sponsored child to share with you and write more personally, knowing you care about them and their family.


Breaking Christmas news:

If you’re stuck for time or letter ideas, why not write a card instead? And what better time for sending a card than Christmas?

We’ve seen over 47,000 Christmas cards come in so far! If you haven’t had a chance to write a Christmas card to your sponsored child, there’s still time. Send in your Christmas cards now or write online to ensure there is enough time for translation before Christmas.

On the subject of Christmas: Thank you to everyone who donated to our Christmas Appeal. Your generous support has raised over $2.16 million to ensure that all Compassion assisted children receive a special and personalised gift this Christmas. Thank you for helping us light up the eyes of children all around the world. If you would still like to donate, you can do so here.


By Richard Miller and Monique Wallace

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