Birthday card/gifts and how they work

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This is probably a dumb question, but I wanted to double-check about how sending 'gifts' works. My little one's birthday is coming up, and I wanted to send her a birthday card with a few sheets of stickers inside. I read in Compassion's FAQ that items like greeting cards will be scanned and sent electronically but stickers will be physically mailed. If I sent stickers in a birthday card, would these items be separated and sent in two separate ways? I would obviously like her to receive the stickers WITH the card so I don't want to send this for her birthday if they will get 'split up'.....thank you for any input! :)
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Hey elixir11813! The ladies at Compassion that monitor this forum can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I saw somewhere that if you send a card along with items that will be physically mailed then the card will be mailed also. I'm certain that a pop up card or a musical card would be mailed, since those are always mailed, but I believe a plain paper card would be mailed in this case also.
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I thought only musical cards are physically sent. If I mail stickers and a plain card together then would plain card be physically sent along with stickers?
How about 3d cards that are sold at Papyrus?
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Hi Jenny! Adam is correct; pop-up cards will be physically sent. Pop-up and 3D cards will be scanned if possible before being sent physically so that it can be translated. If your pop-up or 3D card is not easily scan-able, then it will not be translated. If you mail stickers with a regular card then the card will be scanned and then physically sent with the stickers :).
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Hi elixir11813! Thank you so much for wanting to bless your little one for her birthday :). I'm sure she will be so excited to receive your gift! The items that will be physically sent are musical greeting cards, pop-up cards, bookmarks, and stickers. If you send a regular card with one of these eligible items, then the card will be physically sent with that item. So the answer is yes, your birthday card will be physically sent with your stickers :). Before the card is physically sent, it will be scanned so that it can be translated. In fact, all pop-up and musical cards, will be scanned in addition to being physically sent so they will be translated too. If the pop-up or 3D card is not easily scan-able, then it will not be translated. Please rest assured that your kiddo with receive your card and stickers together :). 
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If I send a regular card with decorations like cardstocks, felt, buttons, or vinyl etc with stickers then would this regular card be sent physically? Or does the card have to be completely flat to be sent physically? (Like the one in the photo I attached)


Also, if a postcard is sent with a musical card then does the post card gets sent physically as well?
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Jenny, we cannot send these two card examples because of the felt that is on them. The cards we send to the children do still have to be only paper because of the strict rules of customs when we ship the boxes. Only postcards sent with an item that will already be physically mailed and without any personal writing on it will be physically mailed. Otherwise, the postcard is going to get scanned and delivered electronically to the office for translation.

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