Christmas Cards for Compassion Kids

Have you heard about the Compassion Christmas Card drive? They are collecting Christmas cards to pass on to unsponsored children and they need your help!

Here’s how it works: children are often enrolled in a Compassion program before they actually have a sponsor. Every year, the center’s host special Christmas celebrations where each child is given a gift–even the unsponsored kids (Compassion pools the Christmas gift money received from sponsors so that no child is left out). The only thing that they don’t recieve is a Christmas card.

Dayspring has partnered with Compassion to provide cards for unsponsored children in Ecuador. You can design your own online, then it will be hand-delivered during the holiday season. It does cost $2.99 each, but if you don’t have time to bother with shopping or post office visits, it’s a good alternative.

 However, as Michelle over at Blogging From the Boonies pointed out, you can get a lot more bang for your buck by buying a package of Dollar Store cheapo cards, bundling them and mailing them to Compassion yourself.

That’s what we did.

It only took $3, some crayons, and a few minutes to invest in the lives of 16 kiddos. I love the cards I found. Not only did they have a mixture of ethinicities on them, but John 3:16 was printed on the front. I let the kids personalize the message inside, so the notes ranged from “We are praying for you!” and “Jesus loves you!” to “Be a good kid” (a little motherly lecture from The Youngest).  🙂

Join in the Christmas card fun! You have until November 30, but I’m sure sooner would be better. Mail your cards in a bundle to:

Attn: Laverne, Sponsor Correspondence Team

Compassion International

Colorado Springs, CO 80997

 

P.S. If you are a Compassion sponsor, don’t forget that many people designate the second Friday of every month (TODAY!) to write letters to their children.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Compassion International, Holidays and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Christmas Cards for Compassion Kids

  1. Pingback: Compassionate Consumerism | Faith Like Mustard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s