From time to time you will now see Sponsorship Saturday starting with November Correspondence I will be sharing ways my family seeks to connect with the children we sponsor through Compassion International. It is my hope that these posts will encourage you as you correspond with sponsored children or interact with children in your community. Maybe you will even be encouraged to begin sponsoring a child!
This week I was busy with several projects, one being the November correspondence for our sponsored children.
While working on the letters about Thanksgiving I also found some lovely things to print for birthdays. These paper dolls really caught my eye. I was excited to find India Friends clothing to send in the birthday folders for Samatha and Priti at this site. There are a lot of “friends” available so I think I’ll be able to print the cultural clothing for each of our younger sponsored kids.
After printing the paper dolls I wondered how best to send them. I was concerned about sending them uncut, not knowing if tools like scissors are readily available to the children. So I laminated the pages whole (I did trim them to get two pages in one laminating pouch), then cut the pieces out. I am sending a page of outline outfits for the children to color themselves if they want, and to cut or tear out if they desire.
There are pages of various coloring pages at this site. It will be fun to print different ones from time to time to send to the kids. Another good idea might be to color a page myself and send it. We’ll see if that happens, it is a good idea, but I’m not sure it is one I will act.
How about you? What are you sending to your sponsored children?