How much is too much????

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I think I may have sent too many letters to my kids. Most I have only sent two at a time but to my sponser children I sent more. To Angel I sent 4 so far as the first was an intro and one being the actual intro and then two more with the last one being more in depth. He is 14 and i didnt write as much to javier who is 5. I dont want the kids overwhelmed so i did stop at that. I havent gotten the letter from Angel yet but my first and last letters are a month apart.
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Craig Downs

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You can never sent to many to them In my humble opinion. :-)
Keep on writing. Nice to see you blessing them with letters. A lot of children don't get any.
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theresa angeletti

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Most writers in the Correspondent group answer every letter, send birthday and special occasion cards and write a big group letter once a month that would be informative or teaching or on some topic. They told me that they didn't want to overwhelm the translators. That said- that would give your kiddos at least 14-20 letters a year- which is awesome. Of course, you can write as often as you wish- they love love love it! I have included letters to their moms and grandparents and siblings or just a note card saying "I love you and am so thankful for you- I am praying for you today". I also include one coloring page per letter and some cool photos....... Whatever God puts on your heart is great!!! Never stop enjoying writing!!!!!
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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One thing you can do, if you have an urge to write like this, is to see about picking up some correspondents (Some sponsors can give financially but can't write for one reason or another, so give up writing rights and they find another writer) so you can bless more kids with writing instead of overwhelming one with an amount even you are concerned about it.
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Agreed! It is a great ministry if you love to write.  You are helping people who can not write for some reason, or a company that wants to give but can not handle the writing part. It is probably the most wonderful activity I have been involved with ( great correspondents and great kiddos) Writing is our thing- God chooses the kiddos and we get all of the blessings!!!
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Hey Ashley! Everyone who's commented above is right, and all of them are dedicated correspondents who write to their children with diligence. Thank you all for your great input! :) Here's a recent blog post, as well, with some great information about how often you can/should write to your kiddo! https://blog.compassion.com/how-often-should-you-write-child-sponsor/
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Thanks guys. And I have correspondants too and put in request for a couple more. Most of my letters have been shorter with pictures attached and i just started sponsering so most the kids I have (two sponser and three corresponants) i have only gotten two letters back so far. I am excited to hear from my teenagers as I am hopeful they will include more i can write back about. I have only gotten the intro letters for the two little ones so I tried to write back haha but am hoping whithin a few months i wont want to send so many and can learn to say all i want to in one letter. I really should make a list of what i want to write about and then send it... I think once I get letters back it will be easier as I mostly use the app. I did send christmas cards through the mail though with stickers and notecards saying "you are loved" that i drew out
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Ah yes. I do send my letters through the online process. And I sometimes write them out by hand before typing into the computer  -- even starting with a list of topics if there is a particular lot I want to get in.  (though usually at that case I end up with a longer letter than I have room for -- in which case having It written out lets me split it up.

It really depends on the kid. I've got older kids that write bland letters and younger kids that give me lots to respond to.
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theresa angeletti

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I confess I am trying a new strategy for the new year. I read the blog about what it takes to get a letter to the kiddo and the labor is HUGE!!!I use the online almost exclusively.  I also had a sweetie tell me recently: your pictures are beautiful and sometimes your letters are so serious. OH MY!!! So I have tried to be more "unserious" and send some jokes and fun stories about our family too! 
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I should let me kids write down some of their jokes. I am not a funny person.