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4 ways to make your letters to your sponsored child extra special

Chasey Pittsley
Apr 21, 2023


When I worked at the post office in college, I loved sorting mail because it was so much fun looking at all the envelopes. My co-workers and I would marvel at the ones that were beautifully designed and decorated. We always admired the effort many people took to make their letters stand out.

The truth is that every letter you send to your sponsored child is already incredibly special to them. When they get mail from you, they often spend the day reading and cherishing your kind words. Afterward, they might even hang it up in their room where they can easily look at it.

Sponsored children love getting letters from their sponsors
Your sponsored child loves when you send letters to them!

But it’s never a bad idea to kick it up a notch!

Here are four fun and creative projects you can do to personalize your letter to your sponsored child.

1) Include a picture or postcard from where you’re from

Your sponsored child wants to know all about you. And what better way to tell them than to show them?

Postcards are always a great way to give your sponsored child a glimpse of where you live. You can also snap a picture of yourself, your family, your pet, or even your garden! Your sponsored child will have so much fun looking at the photos you send and cherish them forever.

Sponsored children love getting letters from their sponsors
A picture or a postcard personalizes your letter 

2) Make your sponsored child a fun bookmark

Whether your sponsored child is an avid reader or not, a handmade bookmark from you will make their day!

Since any gift you send to your sponsored child needs to be flat enough to fit inside an envelope, a bookmark is a perfect gift. You can even personalize it with your sponsored child’s name or include your favorite Bible verse.

Let your imagination run wild and decorate your bookmark with whatever you want! You can use watercolor paints, markers, colored pencils, or even stickers.

But if you need some extra inspiration, check out this adorable cat bookmark craft! It’s easy, fun, and sure to bring a smile to your sponsored child’s face.

Sponsored children love getting letters from their sponsors
Sponsored children can use bookmarks in school or at home! 

3) Decorate your letter

The only thing better than receiving a letter is a beautifully decorated one. You can make your letter that much more exciting by adding stickers or washi tape to the edges of your paper or the outside of your envelope.

If you’re feeling extra creative, you can even draw a cute picture or design. Really, the possibilities are endless!

And the great part about decorating your letter is that a little goes a long way! Even a few stickers on the envelope or a cute little doodle on the side of your letter will show your sponsored child how much you care about them.

Sponsored children love getting letters from their sponsors
There are so many ways to get creative with your letter

4) Include artwork with your letter

Another way to add some pizzazz to your letter is to include some original artwork! Even if you’re not artistic, you can still express your love for your sponsored child in a creative way.

If you’re like me and aren’t good at drawing, you can always color a picture for your sponsored child. Adult coloring books are a great way to create meaningful art and have fun doing it! Sending artwork is also a great way to get the entire family involved in building a relationship with your sponsored child.

Origami is yet another fun and simple project. Though some origami is 3D, you can also make flat origami so it won’t get crushed in the mail. You can even decorate your creation with colored pencils or markers.

Sponsored children love getting letters from their sponsors
Letters are an amazing and personal way to bring joy to sponsored children

These are just some of the fun and easy ways to make your letter to your sponsored child extra special. Just imagine the big smile on their face when they open your mail!

And after you’re done with your letter, make sure to send it to:

[Sponsored Child’s name and Child ID #]

c/o World Help Child Sponsorship Program

P.O. Box 501

Forest, VA 24551

That’s all it takes! Not only will your letter make your sponsored child’s day, but it’ll also be a reminder of how much you love them.

Need a few more ideas? Check out this blog for more fun, easy ways to show your sponsored child some extra love.

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