Can I send letters from templates I found online?

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Can I send letter from templates I found online? Or even make my own stationary? Or do I have to use the ones Compassion provides?
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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YES! You can still send letters through the mail to their address, on any stationary you want to use. Write the letter, be sure to include sponsor ID and child ID on every sheet. Max of 6 sheets (front and back) per child. But you can put correspondence to more than one child in the envelope when you send it to Compassion.  If you have the ability to scan to a JPEG or TIFF format, you can also write your letter, scan it in, and then attach it online to send.  I have typed up letters in Word (allowing me to put pictures more precisely within the text) and printed (using Universal Document Converter) to JPG format and then attached.
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Are you attaching them as a photo? Every time I try to do this, the upload screen wants to chop off a chunk of the image at the top and bottom. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
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I just checked. I printed the Word Document to JPG form and then Uploaded on the third choice online. It put the whole page in without chopping anything off, top or bottom (It does appear to cut a bit left and right, but I don't write margin to margin so that is ok)
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Awesome! Thank you!!! So, 6 sheets max, if I have one sheet double sided, does that count as two?
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Anna Birschbach

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Thank you for the answers!! super helpful!!!!
Check out this awesome sheet I made for my girl!! What do you think? :)

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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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So cool! I've played with trying to do something like this, but had problems figuring it out.  (my kids are all Central/South America so our chain would be shorter)
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Anna Birschbach

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I used PicMonkey.
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Love the picture
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Love that, Anna! So glad Sarah and Chantel were able to help answer your questions so quickly!

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