I sponsor three children from three different countries and was wondering if I could send all three of their letters (and coloring pages) in one package, or if I had to use three different envelopes? Also, I know things that are sent have to be paper, but is a painted picture okay to send as long as it is on paper?
I have a bunch of children - 25 - and I get a one price box from the post office to send the batches to Compassion. I put each child's letter and enclosures in a plastic sleeve (3-hole punched that would go in a notebook). I use a permanent marker on the outside of the plastic sleeve to write the child's number, number, and my sponsor number. I decorate it with stickers. Inside I put my child's name and number on everything too in case something slips out in transit. I make sure each child's package is 1/4 inch or less. If it is more, you can separate it into two packages to ensure each is within bounds. For birthdays I often use gift sacks (remove cord string) and do the same thing - write on the outside. Since it is back to school time, I've been picking up cute pocket folders to send my kids. Those will go through too. Lots you can do to be creative and stay within restrictions.