Is a weekly letter too often?

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I have sponsored my first 2 children, and I was trying to set up a schedule for writing them to help me remember.  Is weekly too often?  I was initially planning on working on letters the same day every week, but maybe this is too much?  Thank you!
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Katie Darr

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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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Personally, my goal to send letters is at least one a month to make sure they always get one. Some months that could be two if I sent a letter and then have a letter to respond to.  But remember they only sit down to respond to letters every other month. If they have received a lot of letters in between, that may be a little overwhelming to respond to. If you have that much time and interest in writing, you might want to look into joining the correspondent program to write to a few kids whose sponsors are not interested in writing (and receive letters back from them.)  This is how I channeled my interest in writing that may have overwhelmed a single child -- split it up to be writing to more.

I love the idea of having a day of the week you sit down and remember your child and write them.  And Compassion will absolutely let you write as often as you want (but no more than 1 letter every 24 hours)
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Kristin Dodd

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I’ve had a couple kids write back very quickly, but with translation, location, and everything involved, it could take a while. I’ve read some centers only get mail once a month, and some get it more. So those are all things to keep in mind!

Also the correspondence program is great, as Sarah was saying! I correspond with several additional kiddos and it’s a joy.
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Hi Katie! Thank you so much for sponsoring your first two kiddos! Welcome to the Compassion family! :) Sarah and Kristin bring up some great points here. Writing letters often is wonderful! However, keep in mind that the number of letters you write in a two-month time frame will be the number of letters your children need to sit down and respond to when letter-writing day comes at their center. As Sarah mentioned, this can be a little overwhelming, especially for younger children. If you are interested in joining the correspondence program, then please let us know, and we can give you more details!
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Katie Darr

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Cool!  I signed up for the correspondence program.   Both of my 2 are older kids.  So I'll ask them in my next letter if they have a preference.  Lol...we'll see what they say too.