Have you ever sat down to write a letter to your sponsored child only to come up come up completely blank? Your hand hovers over a blank piece of paper, pen tapping against the table, but you just don’t know what to write.
If that’s the case for you, why not send a photo to your sponsored child? After all, a picture’s worth 1,000 words!
And you don’t even have to worry about printing a photo off your phone or camera. You can simply email it to your sponsored child by clicking here. After filling out the email form, click “choose file” to attach your photos.
Not sure what kind of photos to send? Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Your family
Nothing is more personal than a family photo. It could be a moment from your last vacation, all of you gathered around the Christmas tree, or something else. If you have younger children, consider including their names and ages in your email. Sponsored children love hearing about other kids.
2. Your pet
Whether you have a dog, cat, or parakeet, your sponsored child will love seeing pictures of your family’s furry (or feathery) friend. Make sure you mention your pet’s name in the email and share a little bit about them — what they like to eat or what games they like to play. Don’t forget to ask your sponsored child if they have a favorite type of animal, too!
3. Your favorite food
Perhaps your family loves cooking homemade pizza or making some other special meal. Pick something that is traditional in your household or from your own culture. Snap a photo next time you pull your tasty creation out of the oven. And once you send the picture, ask your sponsored child to describe their favorite meals to you.
4. Your hobbies
Do you enjoy gardening? Send a photo of you in your garden or holding up some flowers or vegetables you have grown. If you enjoy fishing, include that photo of you with your biggest catch. Or you can turn the attention on your kids of grandkids. Is your grandson into dinosaurs, or has your daughter just joined a soccer team? Then, remember to ask your sponsored child what they like to do for fun.
5. You holding a picture of your sponsored child!
Do you know what will really make your sponsored child smile? Sending them a picture of you holding up their sponsorship photo. It will mean the world to them to know that you have saved their picture and look at it during your day. You can share in your message where you like to display it in your house and let them know that you often pray for them whenever you see it.
Seeing your photos is sure to put a smile on your sponsored child’s face.
However, try to avoid sending photos of things like your house, your car, and other large possessions that your sponsored child may not have. Most sponsored children come from poor communities or struggling families, so it’s best to keep that in mind when emailing.
Once you attach your photo to the email form, just click “Submit.” Then, your photo is on its way! Our sponsorship staff will take care of printing it, sending it with the next batch of mail to your child’s country, and making sure your message gets translated if necessary.
Emailing photos is a great way to build a stronger relationship with your sponsored child. Plus, it may help you push through the writer’s block and give you more to talk about in your message!
Your sponsored child will feel like they really know you after seeing your face, your family, and the special interests in your life. Best of all, they’ll be reminded of just how much you love them.
Not yet a sponsor? Click here to choose a child a start your sponsorship journey today.
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