Does Compassion Provide Stationery for sponsors?

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I was just curious if compassion provided stationery for sponsors? Is it like what comes in the introduction packets? Or does it actually come in normal sized paper?

Thank you!
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Hi Audrey,  I am another sponsor and will tell you my experience.  We can go to My Account online and print stationery they have available or write a letter online using the same stationery and adding up to three pictures on the letter and send it via the Compassion website, saving a stamp and getting it there more quickly as well.  Also, when we receive a letter from our sponsored child there is a preprinted page of stationery to write back to that letter.  Hope that helps.  I usually write online because it is so convenient!  Have you set up your account on the Compassion website yet?
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Hi Denise,

Thank you for your reply. Yes I have set up my account online. I did not know you could print the stationery, but I also dont have a printer .

I was just wondering because it might be fun for the kids to get a hand written letter from me on something colorful. I know they will love any letter they get no matter how its provided, I just like the idea of sending them something fun as well.

Audrey

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I have bought cute cards to send them when I used to "write" the letters.   I don't know that Compassion has anything like what you are looking for but I know that a gal posted online on Facebook that she is selling some stationery specially designed for sponsors.  Are you on the private Facebook page called Compassion Sponsors/Correspondents Facebook forum yet?
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Hi Audrey,
I see that Denise has already helped you on this, but I just wanted to add that you can use fun stationery you might find at a dollar store, Hobby Lobby,  Walmart, etc. to write to your child.  You just need to make sure your child's name and child number are on the top and that your sponsor number is also there.  It's helpful if you leave one half of the page blank for translation (unless your child writes in English).

Denise also mentioned the Compassion Sponsors/Correspondents Facebook page.  If you are on Facebook, I would also recommend it.  Another Facebook forum is called Compassion Correspondents; it is administered by Compassion employees.  Both forums are very helpful for ideas, support, and encouragement! :)
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Hey Denise and Laura,

Thank you for the advice! I didnt even think about the dollar store (which I should have because I am so frugal!) I looked at WalMart the other day, but I honestly couldnt find anything that seemed reasonably priced. 

And I am rather young, but I do not do Facebook. I think it is quite funny how much that seems to be such a big interstate of communication. I used to have FB, but decided my kids were more important, so I bit the bullet and closed my account! Although getting in touch with fellow sponsors is very tempting to start my account again, but I dont think I can do it. 

I will be going to the $ store tomorrow (if the baby growing decides to let mommy actually walk without pain tomorrow!). I am so addicted to these kids, and my 7 year is so excited to write them and draw them pictures.

Thank you!
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I had an extraordinarily difficult time finding cute stationary for kids (I am, however, also extraordinarily picky) so I started making my own by finding either a picture or a free stationary download online, then saving it and using it as a watermark on a Word document. I either print them off and write on them or I type into the template. As much as I'd like to write more, my hands get crazy tired after like half a letter and I have a ton to write so I usually end up giving up and typing the majority, but I try to rotate through the kids so they all get handwritten letters sometimes. I've been very pleased with what I've been able to come up with design wise and it doesn't require me to leave my office, where I seem to be chained the vast majority of the time. I also attach blank pages equal to the number I've written on and mark them "for translation".
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Hi Audrey! It looks like everyone has given you some amazing ideas for things to send! I just wanted to add that Compassion provides stationary for sponsors. It is included in the envelope whenever you receive a letter from your child. It's not quite as small as what is in the Welcome Booklet and is slightly larger than a regular paper size. 
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ok cool! Thank you Susan! Im sorry but can you tell me if my introductions letters are on their way? I am getting so anxious!

I am also waiting not so patiently for another correspondent kiddo lol  patience isn't a virtue I've acquired yet 

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Hi Audrey! I have good news! There is an introduction letter on its way from Netsanet so you can expect this in the next week or so. On the correspondence waiting list you are at about request 60-63 out of 112 currently on the list. Hopefully, you will receive a new correspondent kiddo very soon! 
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Hi all, I can't find these Facebook groups and I really need some stationary. I can't find a place to print anything out on the website and I don't want to send an electronic version. Can you help me?
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Elizabeth, I know you are really trying to get some stationary. I just sent  you an invite to our Facebook page. As I mentioned, our website is currently having some technical difficulties so this may be why you can't seem to print anything out. Michelle from Blogging from the Boonies has some great templates here. Elephant Grace also has some great templates that she has created over on her blog. I hope one of these things will help you to send that letter. :) 
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Thank you! 
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 Maybe one of these will help?  The 2nd link takes you to Compassion's printable stationery, but, unfortunately, the site is currently down for maintenance.  I hope one of these will help, though!  If all else fails, you can write or type on printer paper or notebook paper, leave the right side (or the bottom) blank for translation, put the child's name and number on the top, and your name and sponsor number also at the top.  Add some colorful stickers or your own drawings, and you've got stationery!  :)

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/354306695658978347/
http://www.compassion.com/account/FR421_Letterform.pdf
http://www.printabletreats.com/christian-stationery/

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