Sending a Monetary Christmas Gift?

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Hi,

I just started sponsoring my child this  year and it has been a wonderful experience. I would like to send a monetary gift for Christmas. I was reading about personal and family gifts. I feel like Christmas would be a good time for a family gift. I read if you give $60 you will get a pic of what they purchased which would be cool to see. Is it recommended to give your child a personal gift as well for Christmas? When should I send send the money online so it is there around Christmas? 
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Krista Hoffbeck

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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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They are collecting for the Christmas fund NOW. (Through October 31). They take all the money collected and divide it by all the children so everyone gets a gift at Christmas.   If you also want to send a family gift to your specific child for Christmas, this is the right time to send it.  You should get a thank you/picture by 6 months after you send the gift. If you have not, notify the social media ladies and they will send an inquiry for it.
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Hi Krista! We are so glad to hear you have been enjoying the experience of sponsorship! Sarah is correct that now would be the perfect time to send both a Christmas gift for your child and the family. As she said, we do pool the funds together for Christmas gifts for the children so that we can purchase gifts for every child in the program, whether they have a personal sponsor or not. Your kiddo will receive a gift with these funds and will be told the gift is from you. If you'd like to donate towards that Christmas gift, you can do so online here: https://www.compassion.com/christmas-gift/christmas-gift.htm. To send a gift for the family, you will need to log into your online account and click on "Additional Giving" from the left side of the screen. Click on "Family Gift" and choose the amount you'd like to send :). Though it won't be labeled as a Christmas gift specifically, it should arrive in time for Christmas and the family will understand it was intended for that holiday.