Hello, Can I send my child a 9x12 envelope with bible activities ?

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I bought a large "My first Bible cut and glue book". I want to send her stickers and pages from this book. I got it at Lifeway.
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Hi, as I understand it. You can send a sticker sheet  up to 8x11 up to 5 sheets with a single sheet letter.  A letter is required. 6 total sheets max allowed per envelope. Everything else that can be scanned,  will be scanned and emailed. Otherwise donated locally in Colorado. You can explain how to use the scan sheets with the stickers and send them on. Details are on the website. I hope this helps a little.
http://www.compassion.com/letter-writing/letter-writing-topics-faq.htm#faq-tcm:5-308611

This is showing a different set of rules than I mentioned above. I'm curious to see if this has changed.
"Can I send a package to my child?

Because of strict mailing and customs regulations in the various countries where we work, we limit gifts to 8-1/2" x 11" and 1/4" thick. However, you can send a small gift with the next letter you write."

edit: I found the other page.

http://www.compassion.com/letter-writing/letter-writing-ideas.htm

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Thanks for sharing that link, John! That's exactly what I was going to share :). The size limit is indeed 8.5 x 11 inches. Stacey, let us know if that letter writing page doesn't answer all of your questions and we're happy to help :).
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Are both links accurate? We can send gifts up to 1/4 inch?
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Katherine

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John, both links are accurate. One is our FAQ page and one is our letter writing ideas page. Yes, you can send up to 1/4 inch thickness but it must be paper and must be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches.
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John

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Ok, so 1-6 sheets up to combined 1/4 inch, is that accurate?
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John, I apologize for the confusion. The 1-6 sheets of paper actually replaced the 1/4 inch rule. 
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John

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Ok, thanks
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I was under the impression that only stickers, bookmarks and greeting cards could be sent by post and that all the other rules do not apply with the exception of 6 pages sent to be scanned by compassion.
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Thanks John! Terri, you can also refer to the update Susan posted a little while ago about the letter writing changes. I have pasted that below :)


In order to facilitate the digital letter delivery process, Compassion has made the following changes to our letter writing policy:

  • All of your correspondence should include a personal letter to your child. Enclosures received without a personal letter cannot be sent along to your sponsored child.
  • Your letter and any enclosures should be completely flat and made of paper. 
  • Letters and small paper gift items should be no larger than 8.5” x 11."
  • Total number of items (including stationery) should not exceed six sheets of paper, including your letter to your child. 
  • If we are unable to send an item or if the items are in excess of six sheets, we will make every effort to notify you via email. These ineligible items will be donated or discarded at the discretion of Compassion's child correspondence staff. 


Compassion provides translation for the letter you send to your sponsored child up to the maximum of six sheets per letter. The “six sheets” rule is replacing the 1/4” thick rule that has been our standard in the past. Please note, only the following items will be physically delivered to your child, up to a maximum of six sheets. 

  • Stickers (flat, not puffy or foam)
  • Bookmarks
  • Musical greeting cards
Some flat paper items enclosed with your letter will be scanned and sent electronically with your letter. The following scan-friendly items will be scanned first, digitally sent to your child’s country office for printing, and then delivered to your child:

  • Letters
  • Photos
  • Postcards
  • Greeting cards
  • Coloring pages
  • Paper crafts

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