How often to send letters

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I was just wondering what an appropriate amount of letters to send my child is. Like, I know that they love to receive letters, but would it make it less special if I sent too many. Once a week, once a month? Any suggestions?
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Hey Jake! I'm so happy to hear that you are excited to write to your child regularly! Frequency is really up to you. My best advice is to go with a schedule that you can stick to. For example, if you write once a week now then suddenly don't write for a month the child might be disappointed. For this reason, I try to write to all of mine once a month then reply to any letters that I receive from them as this is a schedule that I can keep up. The most important thing is just that you write to them.
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I think Emily has some great advice! I try to write once a month, and then if I get a letter from my child I also write a reply that month.
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Is it possible to know how often they receive letters? My child lives in a very remote area. If he only receives letters from Compassion every other month or something, I'd hate for him to get a big bundle of letters at once-- that might be overwhelming for a small child, and I wouldn't want him to have more than he can "take in," does that make sense?

Is there a way to know how often they get their mail?
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This is on a slightly different topic. Please reference the new topic here: How often do the children receive letters?

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