It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Christmas is almost here, and people everywhere are getting excited. But as excited as you and I are, we all know that children are the most excited of all. Kids help us remember the joy of Christmas when all the stress becomes overwhelming.
You might have children in your neighborhood, your church, or your own home who can’t wait for Christmas. But there’s one child you might forget who is thanking God for you this holiday — your sponsored child.
All year I’ve shared ways you can connect with your sponsored child. And the best time to try those tips is Christmas! So here are five easy ways you can celebrate Christmas with your sponsored child this year.
1 – Write a letter
Writing a letter is a very personal way to celebrate with your sponsored child. When you send a letter, your sponsored child gets to connect with you and learn more about your life. It also gives you a chance to wish your child a Merry Christmas! And if you don’t have time to visit the post office during the busy holiday season, you can always send your letter online.
Photos are wonderful gifts for your sponsored child. Many sponsored children keep pictures of their sponsors with their most special possessions. Try sending a picture of your whole family with a beautiful Christmas card. Your sponsored child is sure to cherish it.
3 – Send a gift
A gift is the most traditional way to celebrate with your sponsored child. Click the link above for ideas of games you can send, or make this fun craft that fits in an envelope. Any gifts you send should be inexpensive and small enough to fit in a 6-by-9 envelope. But don’t worry; your sponsored child will love anything from you!
Since your sponsored child lives far away, it can be difficult to feel connected to him or her at Christmastime. Click the link above for tips to help you learn about your sponsored child’s culture. If your child comes from a country that celebrates Christmas, try enjoying one of that nation’s traditions this year!
5 – Pray for them
This is an easy way for your whole family to get involved! Praying for your sponsored child doesn’t just bless the child. It’s also a reminder to your entire family about the true meaning of Christmas — sharing the love of Christ with those in need.
As a child sponsor, you’ve already given your sponsored child the best gift you could ever give. You’ve given a chance for a brighter future! This Christmas, your sponsored child is thankful for you, and so am I. Thank you for your generosity. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!