Is there a limit to how long a letter can be?

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I'm a really wordy writer, and I like to use lots of adjectives. Is there a limit on how long the letters can be?
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Samantha Engstrom

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I am not an official worker for Compassion but I've been sponsoring for 3 years on Friday. As long as you leave room to translate I don't think it matters. Be careful to not use slang or words that may be difficult to translate. But also realize the longer the letter the longer it takes to translate so it may take longer to get your child. Consider maybe writing shorter letters more frequently rather then long letters less often. Again, I'm not an official person, I'm just trying to help.
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Abigail, thank you so much for wanting to engage with your child and build a relationship with him. There is not a limit to the length of your child letters but I would encourage you to keep in mind that your child is still very young. I see that Lovensky is about 6 years old right now and lengthy letters may be overwhelming for him. If your letter is too long, it may be more difficult for him to grasp everything you put in your letter. In the countries we work in, many children at this age have never written a letter to someone before and have a difficult time grasping the concept of this time of relationship.  I would encourage you to keep your letters shorter to start out and progress from that point as you build a relationship with your child. He will be so excited to hear from you and please know you may write as often as you would like! 

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