Faster ways to view past letters?

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I wish that there was a faster way for sponsors to view past letters. I like that sponsors are able to look at past letters they have written, but they take so long to load. It would be nice if the letters would load faster. Another idea is maybe there could be thumbnails of the letters, so a sponsor could quickly see what photos the sent in the past without waiting for the letters to load. Another great option would be if sponsors could save past letters to their own computer, in a format that was not so slow to load (PDF?). Sometimes when I am busy I want a way to quickly look back and see which photos I included with my recent letters.

In the past I have copied and pasted the text of the letter (from the emails I get) into a word document, and if I have been very diligent I have made a note of coloring pages or photos that I have included. But it would be nice if there were an easier way to save and view this information. When I am real busy I don't always get this done, and I don't like to take the time to click through several recent letters and wait for them to load in my account.

Do any other sponsors share this concern, or have any good tips to keeping track of what you have sent each child?

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Beth

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We have a scrap book for each of our kids.  Every letter we send or receive goes into the book, whether it's electronic or US mail.  We also give the sponsored child a scrap book just like it to keep letters in, if they choose.  By the time we get a chance to deliver the book there is usually already letters and pictures in the book. 

This is very helpful to know what you wrote about and when, especially if you write to several kids.
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Thanks, Steve. I keep every letter I receive from my kids in a file. I also use to print every letter I wrote, and even sometimes kept a copy of the coloring pages, but I quit that some time ago. Perhaps paper copies is still the easiest and quickest way to review past letters... I know quite often I would flip through past letters I had written as I was working on a new letter. Perhaps a notebook would be easier than a file folder.

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