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We just sponsored our first child from Kenya and sent him a letter on October 13th. We have also sent a Christmas monetary gift. When should we send him a Christmas card? Also will we get photos of him to see what he received for Christmas?
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Marty and Shannon!
Congratulations on your new sponsorship of Muia! He looks so precious! We are so thankful to know that you have already written to him and sent a present for Christmas! :) May I ask, did you send this Christmas gift via mail? I only ask because I do not see that we processed this quite yet. Also, if you selected to send this money to our Christmas Fund, you will actually not receive a photo because of the way Christmas donations are processed. All Christmas donations are combined and then divided evenly among every child in our program. We typically suggest that sponsors give an amount of $25 per child, if they are able. With this fund, we purchase a meaningful gift specifically for each child and help purchase gifts for children who are not yet sponsored, or whose sponsors are not able to give. We do this because we want every child to receive a gift and to be included in a special Christmas celebration at their church-based center. 
However, if you had elected to make your donation in the form of a gift directly to you child, and the gift is over $60, you would receive a photo. If you are not sure which way you made this donation, we can wait until we receive it and we would be happy to let you know!
Furthermore, I would strongly suggest that you go ahead and send a Christmas letter as this is just about the perfect time to send it and get it to your kiddo right on time! :) I hope this is helpful! Please let us know if you need anything else!  

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