Do sponsored children in same church feel sad if they receive similar letters from the same sponsor?

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I have 2 sponsored children from the same church and have started writing to them.

My dilemma is currently wanting to wish the both of them the same wishes [eg. that they are healthy and that I pray for them regularly] and ask the same questions, and also mentioned some information about myself. But will they feel sad if the letter has similar sections?

I am only just starting to learn more about them but the bulk of my letter is still the same. "I am well, I hope you and your family are well." those kind of greetings.

Or should I try to paraphrase the other letter as much as possible? It will be difficult and take time to do so.
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Your kids will be happy they are getting letters as some sponsors don't write (which always makes me very sad) so don't worry about them being disappointed. They may not comprehend them at a young age but most sponsored children go back and re-read these letters. They are likely the only letters they will own. So the letters will match their understanding eventually. For now, if they are very young try to find an activity you have done that you got a picture of and write about that. I always try to get a picture of me doing something and then explain it. 
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I write to twins and I told them upfront that "Sometimes you will get the same letter as I want you to know the same things and other times you will get different letters because you are unique individuals".
The letters I send monthly are usually the same to both kids but if I have a lot to say one month I might tell half to one kid and half to the other and ask them to share.  I also tend to send two different photos of the same event if the letters are the same.  Reply letters to what they write are always personalized to them based on what they wrote me. 

As for writing longer letters to little kids, I do the same.  I send my kids the same monthly letter whether they are 3 or 22 years old.  I figure if they are really little, a parent/guardian/tutor will help them understand most of it and the other stuff the child can figure out when he/she is older and looking back on the letter.  I try to write for the middle ground age of about 10-13 and send that to all the kids.  They don't seem to mind
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Also, my 2 year daughter has a Compassion account and a correspondent too and she was SOOOO happy to get a letter from her Compassion child, even though she didn't understand half of it.

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