We just started sponsoring a child about a week ago and wrote him a Christmas letter from us. It still says translation so will they get the letter after Christmas? And when should we write again? We are new to this and need help. Thanks.
Hi Florence! Welcome to the Compassion family. :) I'm happy to help you! Yes, letters usually take about 4 - 6 weeks to be delivered. Even though your child will receive that letter after Christmas, it will still be a huge blessing to him. You can send as many letters as you would like. It can sometimes take a few months to get in the rhythm of back-and-forth letter-writing, but I usually write my children about once every two months! That's totally a personal preference, though.
A lot of sponsors write their Christmas letters by the end of October to make sure their children get them in time. I am not great at this so am still working on Christmas letters to my kids. But I know they will love remembering Christmas when they get them, since yes it is going to be after Christmas at this point when they get them!
I try to write my kids once per month so they can get a letter frequently. Some are more generic letters where I write a letter about a subject and duplicate it for all my kids. Others are more specifically targeted, asking questions and responding to information in their most recently received letter, or what God has laid on my heart to tell that child.