How long does mail take to get to my child

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Hello again! I searched the forum and it seems most questions related to this topic are several years old. I know Compassion is continually updating to streamline as best they can, so wanted to get an updated answer. If I were to send mail like the old days of Compassion (when I sponsored before internet was a common thing), does it still take 2-3 months before the child gets my mail?
I usually write online (much faster!) but would like to send coloring pages and stickers to one of my kiddos.

Also, is there a thickness limit as long as it lays flat. Like, would a whole coloring book be ok? What about something like a box of colored pencils?

I know you all upload the letters. Do you do the same with coloring pages or send them snail mail along with a physical copy of the letter?

Thanks!
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Ok so, I did a bit more of quick search and saw that no more than 6 pages can be sent.
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Hi Dana! Thank you for reaching out to us. You're right, six pages is the maximum to ensure a smooth journey from our office to the child! In response to your other questions, it can still take a couple of months for physical letters to reach your kiddo. We scan everything we're able to scan, which includes coloring pages, but for items like stickers, we send those physically. A scanned page of stickers doesn't really carry the same value of stickers that can actually be stuck to things! ;)
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How often can 6 pages be sent? I am looking at paperdolls and such, and plan to send the pages in increments so she gets the full book. Also, are there dimension restrictions?
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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8.5x11. And I'd guess the same as online. 1 letter a day.
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Sierra, Employee

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Thanks for your great responses, Sarah!
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Also do we mail these items to Colorado?
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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Attn: Child Correspondence
Compassion International
Colorado Springs, CO 80997

Don't forget to write your name, Sponsor ID, Child Name and Child ID on every sheet of paper (in case it gets separated) and DO NOT STAPLE. :)

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Dana Parker

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If we are sending with a letter, do we need to download templates from Compassion's site? I can not see a way to do that. Or can we write on a regular sheet of paper?
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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You can write on a regular sheet of paper. That is what I do. If you want to download a template, you need to start a letter on that template, then preview and print. Then you can write on it. But the beauty of writ8ng is being able to do anyth8ng and not be limited to that. There are also templates online available (lined and not) you can download, modify in word to include IDs and the. Write after print8ng out.
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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I have downloaded stationary at https://www.freeprintablestationery.net/ and then modified it in Word to include the Sponsor Stuff on top before printing and adding the child ID by hand (So I can keep it on hand to write on.)  They have a lot of choices.
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Thank you for that link. They have a lot of nice stationaries 
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Aaaandddd......are we able to upload coloring pages ourselves through the site? I know you can upload a full scanned photo, so wondering if that function can be used for uploading coloring pages?
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If you scan in a coloring page, you can upload that file yes. It just. Ed’s to be a gif or a jpg I believe

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