The Tale of Peter Rabbit and a little about Beatrix Potter is what is in the mail to our sponsored children this month. The stories of Beatrix Potter are so very charming and I think Peter Rabbit will be enjoyed all over the world as the children receive these letters in Asia, Africa, South America and Central America. With the letter I printed off copies of The Tale of Peter Rabbit from Gutenberg Project. I also googled images of Beatrix Potter and a map of the United Kingdom and added those to the letters. After completing, there are 5 pieces to each bundle of correspondence, which fits perfectly under Compassion International’s new Correspondent Guidelines.
April 8, 2016
Greetings precious one! It is a joy to write this letter to you. I thank you for the recent letters that you have written to us. We enjoy hearing from you, about your family and the center. Today I would like to share a story with you, and tell you about the author.
One of my favorite authors of children’s books is Beatrix Potter. She wrote a series of stories that I enjoyed as a child, and I have shared with my own children. Now I will share these stories with my grand-daughter! The characters in the stories are animals. Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and Benjamin Bunny are a few of their names.
Beatrix Potter was British and she was born July 28, 1866. As a child Beatrix loved to draw sketches of animals, and write stories about them. Beatrix would spend afternoons with her younger brother exploring the countryside around their home in Scotland. During these explorations she observed the habits and behaviors of the animals they saw, and began sketching pictures of them.
Beatrix’s drawings were printed onto greeting cards and sold. In 1902 she published her first story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The stories continue to be very popular. I am happy to be able to send a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to you. I hope you enjoy the story! May you be encouraged to observe the natural world around you, and to develop your talents.
God has given you and me talents and dreams. One of the things I like to do is to sew bags, quilts and play things. Another thing I can do well is to take photos. I like to tell stories with photographs, and I like to capture special moments in the photographs.
What kind of things do you like to do? Do you like to observe nature, or tell stories? I look forward to hearing what some of your talents, and some of your dreams, are. If you like to tell stories, will you send a story to us?
May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you continue to trust in Him. May you overflow with hope by the power of His Holy Spirit.
With much love, Michelle
I also decorated the letters with stickers I found in our craft closet of Beatrix Potter characters. This is the first bundle of letters that I am sending to the children under the new guidelines. It is so exciting to see how much more quickly the letters will reach the children and responses arrive in my mail box!.