Listed on the OurCompassion site, the group lists letter topic suggestions and craft ideas to send with letters. They even ‘get together’ online on the second Friday night of each month to write together and inspire each other.
October’s post goes a little like this:
October Letter Writing
I’ve posted two craft items for this month’s theme! HOLIDAYS!!!!
Craft item #1 is a Thanksgiving* Turkey made by “hand” cut outs. (*USA holiday)
Craft item #2 is a Christmas tree (you can decorate like the one in your home).
Here are a few topic suggestions:
Write about your favorite holiday traditions, favorite food items, what the holidays mean to you, how you celebrate the holiday – is it a small gathering of family or a large gathering of family and friends, favorite holiday memories. You can write about the fall weather, what your thankful for, if you get snow on the ground, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, etc.
I personally have already told my children about my favorite traditions and food, so I will probably focus on what the holidays mean to me and my favorite holiday memories.
Isn’t this group a great idea?! Because I live in Australia, the timing of the writing workshop doesn’t work for me but checking the site regularly means I always have a supply of topic ideas.
How often do you write to your sponsor child? Do you struggle to find new material to write about? Do you ever include anything extra with your letter?
I hope you’re all having a great week and that you understand just what an amazing gift you’ve given your sponsor child.