Saturday, October 17, 2009



"Hope raises its voice sometimes.

It has to talk louder than fear."


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Dear Sponsor Child... Topics!


Once in a while, you may get "writer's block" when it comes to writing to your Compassion child. Uhm, I can't honestly say that I've ever had writer's block very often, *cough cough*... but if you've struggle with what to write about, here's a neat idea that I used last year.

Our Compassion girls really seem to enjoy hearing about all our traditions and holidays, so one idea led to the next, and I decided to write to them about all the holidays we celebrate in Canada, in chronological order.

Each holiday had it's own little paragraph, explaining what the holiday was, how it was generally celebrated, and any traditions or thoughts I could share about the holiday. The letter turned out to be three pages, typed! I think they will enjoy this letter. We included one of those mini calendars for the girls. Terry and I went to the dollar store Wednesday after work, and found one with puppies, and two with kittens. Bessy loves dogs, Emily and Martha will probably love the kittens. I went through each month in the 3 calendars, highlighting holidays that I had written about, as well as our birthdays and theirs.

It was a lot of work, but I think they'll enjoy it. I'm kicking myself now, though, for not translating the days of the week at the top of each page, as well as the names of the months. I know I don't have to, but it would have been thoughtful of me to do that... *sheepish grin*

I asked them to share the differences between our holidays and theirs, and to tell me about their favorite holidays.

I look forward to hearing what they had to say!

What about you -- do you have any topic ideas for the days when you need something different to talk about?

What has been popular with your Compassion child as far as topics go?